DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport (ICAO: KDKB, FAA LID: DKB), which opened in April 1944, is a general aviation airport and is situated on 920 acres (3.7 km2) at an elevation of 914 ft (279 m) and located two miles (3.2 km) east of DeKalb, Illinois, United States. DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport is located approximately 60 mi (97 km) west of Chicago. The airport is open 24 hours a day and is owned by the city of DeKalb.
(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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