Fix Python – JSON to pandas DataFrame

What I am trying to do is extract elevation data from a google maps API along a path specified by latitude and longitude coordinates as follows:
from urllib2 import Request, urlopen
import json

path1 = ‘42.974049,-81.205203|42.974298,-81.195755’
request=Request(‘http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/elevation/json?locations=’+path1+’&sensor=false’)….