FSDR/DES - Desroches Airport
Desroches Island, Seychelles

FSDR/DES - Desroches Airport

Desroches Island, Seychelles

Desroches Airport (IATA: DES, ICAO: FSDR) is an airport serving Desroches Island (Île Desroches) in the Seychelles. Desroches Island, a former coconut and timber plantation, is the main island of the Amirante Islands, part of the Outer Islands. It is 230 kilometres (143 mi) southwest of Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles on Mahé island.

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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.