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Map files


General Purpose GIS Packages:

  • Leading open source software is QGIS.
  • GRASS has been around for  longer but is hard to use — there is a GRASS plugin in QGIS.
  • ArcGIS is the most used paid for GIS software.
  • Mathematica has some appealing potential, but it’s not yet there to process GIS data.

Python packages:

R packages:

Stata ado files:

  • spmap provides basic mapping functionalities, e.g. chloropleth maps.


Housing Data

United States






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