Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Tonsina. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tonsina) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tonsina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.6558, Longitude: -145.1753 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Tonsina have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).