Anuradhapura Airport (Sinhala: අනුරාධපුර ගුවන්තොටුපළ, romanized: Anurādhapura Guvantoṭupaḷa; Tamil: அனுராதபுரம் விமான நிலையம், romanized: Aṉurātapuram Vimāṉa Nilaiyam; IATA: ACJ, ICAO: VCCA) is a domestic airport serving Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is also a military airbase known as Sri Lanka Air Force Base Anuradhapura or SLAF Base Anuradhapura.The airport is located 4.6 kilometres (2.9 mi) southeast of the town of Anuradhapura at an elevation of 99 metres (325 ft). It has one bitumen 1,630 by 46 metres (5,348 ft × 151 ft) runway designated 05/23.
(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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