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Is it possible to know date and time of photos used in Street View? If the answer is yes I'd like to know how.

It is interesting for a number of reason, for example to know exactly in what period of the year a place looks like it is on street view, or how old is that image.

  • The copyright is 2010 (as of this writing), but I know that the photo of my house (used as an example) was taken at least two years ago. – ChrisF Aug 26 '10 at 11:07
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Google now allows you to view the date stamp on photos as part of it's historical image feature.

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You could, in theory, use the sun's position in the sky, and relate to its geographic orientation.

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That would be helpful for many, but unfortunately Google Maps doesn't provide date and time to users .

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imageDate for StreetView has now been made available as part of google.maps.StreetViewPanoramaData.

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