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Planet API Client

Project description

Python client library and CLI for Planet’s public API.

CI for v1


Via pip:

$ pip install planet

The –user flag is highly recommended for those new to pip.

A PEX executable (Windows not supported) and source releases are here.


Online documentation:

Documentation is also provided for download here.


To develop with or use the library in your own projects, see the wiki.


The API requires an account for use. Signup here.

This can be provided via the environment variable PL_API_KEY or the flag -k or –api-key.

Using planet init your account credentials (login/password) can be used to obtain the api key.

Example CLI Usage

Hint: autocompletion can be enabled in some shells using:

eval "$(_PLANET_COMPLETE=source planet)"

Basics and help:


The CLI provides access to the data API

planet data

OR specific command help:

planet data download --help

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