EPTO - Torun Airport
Somewhere in Poland

EPTO - Torun Airport

Somewhere in Poland

Toruń (209 thousand inhabitants, 0,6 million in a Two-City agglomeration). The airport in Toruń possesses already a runway of 4100 ft. There is a pressure from local politicians to adapt the local airport to serve domestic flights, and, after expanding the landing strip by (version 1–200 meters, version II- 500) meters to over (v.I- 1500 meters, version II-2000 meters), also international flights to this tourist destination, that due to its unique gothic-styled city-centre is on the UNESCO world heritage list and is one of the favourite Polish tourist destinations.

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Random Airports

This app shows satellite views of random airports. Its aim is to introduce you to the variety of airport structures embedded into the landscape. Parts of the website are heavily inspired by David Schmidt's website chuchichechocha.com.

Usage

Technologies and Data Sources

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.

Author

This is brought to you by me, Florian Pigorsch. Feel free to contact me via Google+ or mail. The source code of this app can be found at Github.

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Random Airports

This app shows satellite views of random airports. Its aim is to introduce you to the variety of airport structures embedded into the landscape.