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Yahoo Geoplanet data has been taken off, here's the last version: https://archive.org/details/geoplanet_data_7.10.0.zip


Never mind. I think I am getting the 'Invalid Entity Type' error because some Geometry data in my Feature Classes is invalid. The following page gave me the clue: http://forums.esri.com/Thread.asp?c=158&f=2290&t=283546 So I deleted all rows from the Feature Classes and, voila, the error went away and I was asked to specify Geometry--which I did. ...


what are your desired formats and resolution (temporal and spatial)? A quick search found many global products derived from MODIS, e.g.: Gross Primary Productivity 8-Day L4 Global 1km https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/products/modis_products_table/mod17a2 Terra/MODIS Net Primary Production Yearly L4 Global 1km ...


Step 3 of your list is definitely wrong in most cases. It spoils your data, because it does not change the coordinates itself, only the CRS. Instead, you have to save the data from the untouched CRS to another filename and CRS. For the Google background of the Openlayers plugin, project CRS and the CRS of the Google layer must be EPSG:3857. Other layers ...


If you need full database support with simultaneous user access handling, POSTGIS would be the best choice. As a first step on remote postgis access, see Connnect to PostGIS db using QGIS - when not on localhost See also: Best choice for building static maps: PostGIS, SpatiaLite or Shapefile?

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