Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Chase. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chase) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chase. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.4492, Longitude: -150.1017 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Chase have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).