Mapion, my favorite online Japanese map program, launched a nifty new tool called Kyorisoku. It lets you draw out your route, then calculates all sorts of handy info about time, distance and calories.
I marked out the walk from my house to the boat launch at Ueno Koen. It is just over 3 km, and will take me 3569 steps (not even half of my daily 10,000). I can walk there in 33 minutes if I keep a brisk pace of 5.6 km. At my current weight and age, I will burn 166 calories on the way there.
If I care less about calories and more about the amount of beer, cookies or ramen I can consume as a result of my exercise, that’s customisable, too.
In its other mode, which I think is somewhat less useful, you can calculate the area of anything you draw around. Not only does it give you the usual units like square meters and jo , but you’ll see how many Tokyo Domes, sheets of A4 paper or tatami mats it is, as well.
Fun Fun Fun! All in all, I think this is a very handy addition to Mapion’s other offerings. Way to go, Mapion.Posted by kuri at August 07, 2006 02:22 PM