Street View Publish API Overview


This document is intended for developers who want to write applications that allow users to upload 360 photos to Google Street View, so that they can be viewed publicly on Google Maps.

Before you start

  1. You need a Google Account to access the Google API Console, request an API key, and register your application.

  2. Create a project in the Google Developers Console and obtain authorization credentials so your application can submit API requests.

  3. After creating your project, make sure the Street View Publish API is one of the services that your application is registered to use:

    1. Go to the API Console and select the project that you just registered.
    2. Visit the Enabled APIs page. Make sure that the Google Street View API is on the list of enabled APIs. If it isn't, then open the API Library and enable the API.

  4. If your application will use any API methods that require user authorization, read the authentication guide to learn how to implement OAuth 2.0 authorization.

  5. Familiarize yourself with the core concepts of the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data format. JSON is a common, language-independent open standard that provides a simple, human-readable text representation of data (as attribute–value pairs). For more information, see

  6. Remember your photos need the metadata described in Photo Sphere XMP Metadata in order to be published.

The one-minute experience: APIs Explorer

To play around and see what the API can do, without writing any code, visit the APIs Explorer. Instant gratification!

Try it yourself!

For a step-by-step tutorial explaining how to get up and running, follow the instructions in this guide.


To look up a particular resource type or method, see the Reference.

Client libraries

Check out the available client libraries.