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Graphs, maps, and geocoding

Jim Hufford, Esq. had his first Stata lesson: “This is going to be awesome when I understand what all those little letters and things mean.”

Along those lines — awesome — Jim may want to see these nice Stata scatterplots from the “wannabe economists of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva” at Rigotnomics.

If you want to graph data onto maps using Stata — and see another awesome graph — see Mitch Abdon’s “Fun with maps in Stata” over at the Stata Daily.

And if you’re interested in geocoding to obtain latitudes and longitudes from human-readable addresses or locations, see Adam Ozimek’s “Computers are taking our jobs: Stata nerds only edition” over at Modeled Behavior and see the related Stata Journal article “Stata utilities for geocoding and generating travel time and travel distance information” by Adam Ozimek and Daniel Miles.

  • Dvmaster

    Aren’t traveltime and geocode violating Google’s API agreement since they do not display the results on a Google map?

  • http://blog.stata.com/ The Stata Blog Team

    The authors of geocode and traveltime had already thought about this and researched the issue before writing their code and article. They do not believe there is a problem. In addition, a similar program exists for SAS, they talked to the author of that program, and all agreed there was no issue. The authors of geocode and traveltime provide only an interface to the API and state in their documentation that the end users of it must abide by Google’s terms of use as required by Google.n

  • http://blog.stata.com/ The Stata Blog Team

    The authors of geocode and traveltime had already thought about this and researched the issue before writing their code and article. They do not believe there is a problem. In addition, a similar program exists for SAS, they talked to the author of that program, and all agreed there was no issue. The authors of geocode and traveltime provide only an interface to the API and state in their documentation that the end users of it must abide by Google’s terms of use as required by Google.