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. 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. 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 satellite imagery you view on online mapping services doesn't display live views of planet Earth. The image you see may show structures that no longer exist or vacant lots where newly constructed buildings stand. As of , Google Maps had amassed more than 20 petabytes of visuals -- approximately 21 million gigabytes -- including satellite imagery. The sheer volume of information required to display these satellite views slows the pace at which these sites update their imagery. Google Earth provides in-depth mapping visualization that exceeds the online views you can achieve through Google Maps, but the two services share satellite imagery. Google Earth requires you to install a stand-alone application on your computer, whereas Google Maps runs in a Web browser.
Pinpoint the date of your satellite images from Google Earth
These instructions are for Google Earth Pro. Get help with Google Earth for Web and Mobile. Google Earth automatically displays current imagery.
Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. In October , the company was acquired by Google, which converted it into a web application. After additional acquisitions of a geospatial data visualization company and a realtime traffic analyzer, Google Maps was launched in February