Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Howkan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Howkan) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howkan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.8711, Longitude: -132.8033 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Howkan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).