Sumter Airport (IATA: SUM, ICAO: KSMS, FAA LID: SMS) is a public use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) north of the central business district of Sumter, a city in Sumter County, South Carolina, United States. The airport is owned and operated by the Sumter County under an Airport Commission structure and has a county appointed airport manager, Jeff Knauer.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned SMS by the FAA and SUM by the IATA (which assigned SMS to Sainte Marie Airport in Sainte-Marie, Madagascar).
(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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