KOAK/OAK - Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
Oakland, United States

KOAK/OAK - Metropolitan Oakland International Airport

Oakland, United States

Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK) is in Oakland, California, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Downtown Oakland and across from San Francisco on the other side of San Francisco Bay. It is owned by the Port of Oakland and has passenger flights to cities in the United States, Mexico, and the Azores with cargo destinations in China and Japan. In 2019, 13,378,411 people traveled through OAK, making it the third-largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area (after San Francisco and San Jose).

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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.