Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Marys Igloo. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Marys Igloo) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marys Igloo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.1489, Longitude: -165.0678 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Marys Igloo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).