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, 2010 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.


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 .


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

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