GOSS/XLS - Saint Louis Airport
Saint Louis, Senegal

GOSS/XLS - Saint Louis Airport

Saint Louis, Senegal

Saint-Louis Airport (French: Aéroport de Saint-Louis) (IATA: XLS, ICAO: GOSS) is an airport serving Saint-Louis, the capital of the Saint-Louis Region in Senegal. Saint-Louis is located near the Senegal River, and served as Senegal's capital until independence in 1960. It is 320 km (199 mi) north of Senegal's current capital in Dakar.

(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)

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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.

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 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.