Using the Data Commons API requires you to provision an API key on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Follow these steps to create your own key.
- Start by creating a GCP Project and enabling billing for that project.
After creating your project, you can navigate to the GCP Console to create an API key.
- Begin by navigating to APIs & Services > Credentials in the side bar or by clicking on this link.
- Click Create Credentials then select API Key.
Once you do this, you’ll be presented a key that you can copy to your clipboard.
Additionally, you will need to enable the Data Commons API on GCP. To enable the API, do the following: