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Welcome to the JMU DukeQuest Walking Map

This interactive walking guide includes a selection of nearly 500 walking routes on the James Madison University campus. Walking routes can be chosen either by selecting a starting and ending point from a drop down list of campus locations or simply by clicking locations on the map itself. Both locations are identified with pictures of campus buildings that bookend the route. The estimated travel time, a recommended route, and an elevation profile will be displayed, along with the number calories that are used to walk the route.

Creating DukeQuest

screenshot of DukeQuest 3D map

The estimates of walking time, caloric expenditure, and elevation change over each of the 496 routes were determined by integrating the disciplines of exercise physiology, system dynamics modeling, 3-D spatial analysis, and geographic information science. The JMU DukeQuest Walking Map is intended to promote physical activity for all JMU students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

Cross Disciplinary Connections

This project was funded by James Madison University’s Office of Public Safety and illustrates the dynamic cross-disciplinary connections in the College of Integrated Science and Technology.

Team Members

  1. Faculty leads: Drs. David Wenos and Mike Deaton of the Health Sciences and ISAT departments respectively
  2. Energy Expenditure data collection: Adam Clawson, Kinesiology graduate student
  3. System Dynamics Model: Alicia LaRoche, ISAT graduate student
  4. GIS and spatial analysis: Erik Nerrie, Geographic Science undergraduate student
  5. Graphic design and web development: CISAT Creative Services