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A JavaScript client for Planet's imagery API. See the client API docs for detail on using the package.


The @planet/client requires Node >= 0.12. Install the @planet/client package npm (which comes with Node).

npm install @planet/client

The @planet/client package provides a library for use in your application and a planet executable for command line use. See details on both below.

Using the Library

The @planet/client package can be used in a Node based project or in the browser with a CommonJS module loader (like Browserify or Webpack).

It is also possible to load a standalone bundle of the library in a script tag. Without a module loader, this will create a global planet object:

<script src="https://unpkg.com/@planet/client/dist/planet.js"></script>

This will redirect to the most recent release. To avoid the redirect, you can include a specific version number (e.g. https://unpkg.com/@planet/client@2.0.0/dist/planet.js).

The library requires a global Promise implementation. This comes with Node >= 0.12 and modern browsers. To use @planet/client in an environment without Promise, you can use a polyfill.

See the API docs for detail on using the package.


To get set up, clone the repository and install the development dependencies:

git clone git@github.com:planetlabs/client.git
cd client
npm install

Running the tests

The tests are run in a browser and in Node. You can run the linter and all tests once with the following:

npm test

To start a file watcher that runs the linter and tests with any file changes:

npm start

With the npm start task running, you can attach any number of browsers to the test server. Every time you attach a new browser, tests run in all browsers. To debug any failing test, visit the test runner debug page and open your development console.

Building the docs

The project docs are generated from templates in the doc directory. The API docs are generated based on annotations in comments throughout the api modules. You can build the docs with the following task:

npm run doc

You can view the doc output in the build/doc directory.

Note - Building the docs requires Node >= 8.0.

Publishing a release

Releases are published from the master branch. To cut a new minor release, do this:

npm version minor && git push --tags origin master && npm publish

The postpublish script will update the hosted version of the docs.

Note - Publishing a release requires Node >= 8.0.

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