Harnessing the Power of Google’s Latest AerialView API

Ivan Kolodii
2 min readMay 11, 2023

Recently, Google introduced an exciting new feature to their Maps platform — the AerialView API. This innovative tool generates footage that resembles drone-captured video for a specified location.

In my capacity as CTO, I’ve explored the potential of this API, contemplating its potential applications within our products at TenantCloud and Rentler. I’m happy to report that the outcomes have been quite promising!

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To begin utilizing this cutting-edge tool, you first need to enable the AerialView API within the Google Console. The API interface is user-friendly, allowing you to pull already processed footage for a specific address or generate new footage. However, be aware that currently, this functionality is limited to US addresses, with additional locations on the horizon.

Generating a new video is a simple process:

curl -X POST -d '{
"address": "POSTAL_ADDRESS"
}' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \

If you wish to retrieve an existing video, there are two methods to do so. The first approach involves using the address:

curl -X GET…