How Long a Walk?

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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.

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Kyorisoku Distance Calculator (click for larger view)

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.

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Kyorisoku Area Calculator (click for larger view)

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.

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I didn't know about Mapion Kyorisoku even I do use Mapion whenever I need to find the way to go.
I like the idea that it shows calories! I'll be a little bit happier if I can tell how much calories I can burn when I walk : )

ooh! I like that! I've been using favorite run for calculating my running/walking/biking distances, but this has many cool fun features! I've been tinkering with the idea of building my own because of some of favorite run's bugs and, if I ever get the time, I will be thinking of some of these neat ideas!

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