Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Akmiut. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Akmiut) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akmiut. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.5167, Longitude: -158.5833 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Akmiut have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).