Gällivare Lapland Airport (IATA: GEV, ICAO: ESNG) is an airport located in Gällivare Municipality, Sweden, about 7 kilometres (4 mi) east from Gällivare and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Malmberget. The airport has since 2009 been expanded in a project co-financed by the county council and the EU, the airport was also re-branded.
== History ==
The airport was originally a military airfield with three 800-metre (2,625 ft) airstrips called Kavaheden, built during World War II. The sole surviving airstrip was later extended to 1,350 metres (4,429 ft) before being opened to regular civilian flights on 19 April 1971.
(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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