VIKA - Kanpur Civil Airport
Kanpur, India

VIKA - Kanpur Civil Airport

Kanpur, India

Kanpur Airport (IATA: KNU, ICAO: VIKA), proposed to be renamed Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Airport, is a domestic airport that serves the Kanpur metropolitan area.A new terminal building is under construction at Mawaiya village with capacity to handle 300 passengers per hour and six airplanes at a time. Construction of new terminal would be completed by December 2021. Once completed, it would pave way for easier connectivity to major tourist and historical attractions like Bithoor, Sankissa, Etawah Safari Park, Jhansi-Orchha, Kalinjar Fort, Kalpi, National Chambal Sanctuary, Bhitargaon and Kannauj which are in close proximity to Kanpur.

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This app shows satellite views of random airports. Its aim is to introduce you to the variety of airport structures embedded into the landscape.

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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.