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st: Troubles with shp2dta

From   Dorothy Bridges <>
Subject   st: Troubles with shp2dta
Date   Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:58:06 -0800

Hello, all.  I frequently use shp2dta with success.  Today, however, I
tried it with a new shapefile and got the error message,
"ProyectoSIG/Zonas.shp: 1point, polyine, or polygon shapefile
required."  I'm not sure why I'm getting this message, since my file
is indeed a shapefile and opens fine in, say, ArcGIS.  (Of course, the
.shx and .dbf files are also there).  Statalist archives suggest a
work-around with shp2mif, but I can't findit (I'm using Stata 10 for

Would very sincerely appreciate your input.

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