Shantou Waisha Airport (simplified Chinese: 汕头外砂机场; traditional Chinese: 汕頭外砂機場; pinyin: Shàntóu Wàishā Jīchǎng) is a military air base in the city of Shantou in Guangdong province, China. It was formerly the main public airport serving the Shantou until Jieyang Chaoshan Airport was opened on 15 December 2011 and all civilian flights were transferred to the new airport.Shantou Waisha Airport is located in Longhu District and opened in 1956 as a military airport for People's Liberation Army Air Force. It opened for commercial air carriers on 15 April 1974.
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
This app shows satellite views of random airports. Its aim is to introduce you to the variety of airport structures embedded into the landscape.
This app is based on the Google Maps API, which on the one hand provides a powerful programming interface for web-based mapping applications, and on the other hand opens access to high quality satellite imagery for places all over the world.
The backend is realized in Python with the help of the excellent Flask micro framework.
The locations of airports have been imported from the public domain data provided by the aviation enthusiasts at OurAirports.com. The app displays randomly selected airports of the categories 'large_airport','medium_airport' and 'small_airport' for which runway coordinates are available.
Furthermore, the user interface incorporates icons from Font Awesome and fonts from Google Fonts.
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The source code of this app can be found at Github.
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