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 was originally designated for the Indian Air Force in Chakeri, India. The Government of India is constructing a new airport terminal at Mawaiya village with capacity to handle 500 passangers and six airplanes at a time of which construction woule be completed by 2021. Once completed, it would pave way for easier connectivity to major tourist attractions like Bithoor, Jhansi-Orchha, Kalinjar Fort, Etawah Safari Park, Kalpi and Kannauj which are in close proximity to Kanpur.

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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.