Curious to know the exact date when Google cameras captured those aerial and street view photographs of your home (or any other address)? Well you can find that data easily in Google Maps and Google Earth.

Finding the capture date of Satellite Images

If you wish to know the date when satellites captured those aerial images that you now see in Google Maps, you will have to use Google Earth for that (for some reason, these dates aren’t displayed on the Google Maps website).

Launch the Google Earth program, search for any location and zoom in as much as possible. You should see the capture date of that image in the status bar as highlighted in the above screenshot.

Finding the capture date of Street View Images

If you happen to live in a country where Google Street View is available, you can use the Google Maps website itself to determine the date when Google Street Views cars were in your area shooting pictures of the neighborhood.

Search for an address in Google Maps and switch to the street view by dragging that street view icon to the map. The image date will be displayed in the status bar again though in this case, Google only reveals the month and year of the picture but not the exact date.

Dates in Street View Images

To summarize, you need to use Google Earth to determine the capture date of Aerial Images and Google Maps for finding the date of Street View images.