Install Client Libraries

The Google Street View Publish API is built on HTTP and JSON, so any standard HTTP client can send requests to it and parse the responses.

However, the Google API client libraries provide better language integration, improved security, and support for making calls that require user authorization. The client libraries are available in a number of programming languages; by using them you can avoid the need to manually set up HTTP requests and parse the responses.

To get started, select the programming language that you are using for development. We are still adding more languages.

Python

Please see the Python Package Index instructions for gapic-google-maps-streetview_publish.

After this module is installed, you can test it with the following code to upload a photo.

from google.proto.streetview.publish.v1 import resources_pb2
from google.streetview.publish.v1 import street_view_publish_service_client as client
from oauth2client.client import OAuth2WebServerFlow
from oauth2client.file import Storage
from oauth2client.tools import run_flow
import google.oauth2.credentials
import requests
import time

def get_access_token():
  client_id = 'Your client id'
  client_secret = 'Your client secret'
  flow = OAuth2WebServerFlow(client_id=client_id,
                             client_secret=client_secret,
                             scope='https://www.googleapis.com/auth/streetviewpublish',
                             redirect_uri='http://example.com/auth_return')
  storage = Storage('creds.data')
  # Open a web browser to ask the user for credentials.
  credentials = run_flow(flow, storage)
  assert credentials.access_token is not None
  return credentials.access_token

token = get_access_token()
credentials = google.oauth2.credentials.Credentials(token)

# Create a client and request an Upload URL.
streetview_client = client.StreetViewPublishServiceClient(credentials=credentials)
upload_ref = streetview_client.start_upload()
print("Created upload url: " + str(upload_ref))

# Upload the photo bytes to the Upload URL.
with open("/path/to/your/file.jpg", "rb") as f:
  print("Uploading file: " + f.name)
  raw_data = f.read()
  headers = {
      "Authorization": "Bearer " + token,
      "Content-Type": "image/jpeg",
      "X-Goog-Upload-Protocol": "raw",
      "X-Goog-Upload-Content-Length": str(len(raw_data)),
  }
  r = requests.post(upload_ref.upload_url, data=raw_data, headers=headers)
  print("Upload response: " + str(r))

# Upload the metadata of the photo.
photo = resources_pb2.Photo()
photo.upload_reference.upload_url = upload_ref.upload_url
photo.capture_time.seconds = int(time.time())
photo.pose.heading = 105.0
photo.pose.lat_lng_pair.latitude = 46.7512623
photo.pose.lat_lng_pair.longitude = -121.9376983
create_photo_response = streetview_client.create_photo(photo)
print("Create photo response: " + str(create_photo_response))

Java

Please see the Java library on maven.

After this library is installed, you can test it with the following code to upload a photo.

/*
 * This code sample shows how to upload a photo with the Street View Publish API.
 * Please view the complete project sample at
 * https://github.com/google/google-api-java-client-samples/tree/master/streetview-publish-cmdline-sample.
 *
 */
package com.google.api.services.samples.streetview.publish.cmdline;

import com.google.api.client.auth.oauth2.Credential;
import com.google.api.client.extensions.java6.auth.oauth2.AuthorizationCodeInstalledApp;
import com.google.api.client.extensions.jetty.auth.oauth2.LocalServerReceiver;
import com.google.api.client.googleapis.auth.oauth2.GoogleAuthorizationCodeFlow;
import com.google.api.client.googleapis.auth.oauth2.GoogleClientSecrets;
import com.google.api.client.googleapis.javanet.GoogleNetHttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.http.HttpTransport;
import com.google.api.client.json.JsonFactory;
import com.google.api.client.json.jackson2.JacksonFactory;
import com.google.api.client.util.store.DataStoreFactory;
import com.google.api.client.util.store.FileDataStoreFactory;
import com.google.api.gax.core.FixedCredentialsProvider;
import com.google.auth.Credentials;
import com.google.geo.ugc.streetview.publish.v1.StreetViewPublishResources.Photo;
import com.google.geo.ugc.streetview.publish.v1.StreetViewPublishResources.Pose;
import com.google.geo.ugc.streetview.publish.v1.StreetViewPublishResources.UploadRef;
import com.google.geo.ugc.streetview.publish.v1.StreetViewPublishServiceGrpc;
import com.google.protobuf.Empty;
import com.google.protobuf.Timestamp;
import com.google.streetview.publish.v1.StreetViewPublishServiceClient;
import com.google.streetview.publish.v1.StreetViewPublishServiceSettings;
import com.google.type.LatLng;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.URI;
import java.net.URL;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Path;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.methods.ByteArrayRequestEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.entity.EntityBuilder;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpPost;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultHttpClient;

public class StreetViewPublishSample {

  /**
   * Be sure to specify the name of your application. If the application name is {@code null} or
   * blank, the application will log a warning. Suggested format is "MyCompany-ProductName/1.0".
   */
  private static final String APPLICATION_NAME = "";

  /** Directory to store user credentials. */
  private static final java.io.File DATA_STORE_DIR =
      new java.io.File(System.getProperty("user.home"), ".store/streetview_publish_sample");

  /**
   * Global instance of the {@link DataStoreFactory}. The best practice is to make it a single
   * globally shared instance across your application.
   */
  private static FileDataStoreFactory dataStoreFactory;

  /** Global instance of the HTTP transport. */
  private static HttpTransport httpTransport;

  /** Global instance of the JSON factory. */
  private static final JsonFactory JSON_FACTORY = JacksonFactory.getDefaultInstance();

  private static Credential credential;

  /** Authorizes the installed application to access user's protected data. */
  private static Credential authorize() throws Exception {
    // load client secrets
    GoogleClientSecrets clientSecrets = GoogleClientSecrets.load(JSON_FACTORY,
        new InputStreamReader(StreetViewPublishSample.class.getResourceAsStream("/client_secrets.json")));
    if (clientSecrets.getDetails().getClientId().startsWith("Enter")
        || clientSecrets.getDetails().getClientSecret().startsWith("Enter ")) {
      System.out.println(
          "Enter Client ID and Secret from https://console.cloud.google.com/apis/credentials "
          + "into streetview-publish-cmdline-sample/src/main/resources/client_secrets.json");
      System.exit(1);
    }
    // set up authorization code flow
    GoogleAuthorizationCodeFlow flow = new GoogleAuthorizationCodeFlow.Builder(
        httpTransport, JSON_FACTORY, clientSecrets,
        Arrays.asList("https://www.googleapis.com/auth/streetviewpublish")
        ).setDataStoreFactory(
        dataStoreFactory).build();
    // authorize
    return new AuthorizationCodeInstalledApp(flow, new LocalServerReceiver()).authorize("user");
  }

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    try {
      httpTransport = GoogleNetHttpTransport.newTrustedTransport();
      dataStoreFactory = new FileDataStoreFactory(DATA_STORE_DIR);

      // Authorize.
      credential = authorize();
      System.out.println("Access token: " + credential.getAccessToken());

      // Build a client to interact with the API.
      StreetViewPublishServiceSettings settings =
        StreetViewPublishServiceSettings.defaultBuilder()
          .setCredentialsProvider(FixedCredentialsProvider.create(new Credentials() {
              public String getAuthenticationType() {
                return "OAuth2";
              }
              public Map<String, List<String>> getRequestMetadata(URI uri) throws IOException {
                Map<String, List<String>> map = new HashMap<String, List<String>>();
                List<String> list = new ArrayList<String>();
                list.add("Bearer " + credential.getAccessToken());
                map.put("Authorization", list);
                return map;
              }
              public boolean hasRequestMetadata() { return true; }
              public boolean hasRequestMetadataOnly() { return true; }
              public void refresh() throws IOException { }
          }))
          .build();
      StreetViewPublishServiceClient client = StreetViewPublishServiceClient.create(settings);

      // Request upload url.
      UploadRef uploadRef = client.startUploadCallable().futureCall(Empty.newBuilder().build()).get();
      System.out.println("Requested upload url: " + uploadRef);

      // Upload photo bytes.
      HttpPost request = new HttpPost(uploadRef.getUploadUrl());
      request.addHeader("Authorization", "Bearer " + credential.getAccessToken());
      request.addHeader("Content-Type", "image/jpeg");
      request.addHeader("x-Goog-Upload-protocol", "raw");
      URL url = StreetViewPublishSample.class.getResource("/sample.jpg");
      Path path = Paths.get(url.toURI());
      byte[] data = Files.readAllBytes(path);
      request.addHeader("X-Goog-Upload-Content-Length", String.valueOf(data.length));
      request.setEntity(EntityBuilder.create().setBinary(data).build());

      HttpClient httpClient = new DefaultHttpClient();
      HttpResponse response = httpClient.execute(request);
      System.out.println("Http response: " + response);

      // Upload photo metadata.
      Photo photo = client.createPhoto(Photo.newBuilder()
          .setUploadReference(uploadRef)
          .setCaptureTime(Timestamp.newBuilder().setSeconds(System.currentTimeMillis() / 1000))
          .setPose(Pose.newBuilder()
            .setHeading(105d)
            .setLatLngPair(LatLng.newBuilder()
              .setLatitude(46.7512623d)
              .setLongitude(-121.9376983d)
              .build())
            .build()
            )
          .build());

      System.out.println("Uploaded photo metadata: " + photo);
      return;
    } catch (IOException e) {
      System.err.println(e.getMessage());
    } catch (Throwable t) {
      t.printStackTrace();
    }
    System.exit(1);
  }

}

NodeJs

Please see the NPM installation instructions at streetview-publish-client-libraries-v1.