Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Christmas Landing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Christmas Landing) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Christmas Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7115, Longitude: -88.0906 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Christmas Landing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).