Distance Calculations in Pokemon Go

One of the issues that players run into when trying to decypher the mechanics of Pokemon Go, is how the distance is measured for their eggs. Unlike what many players expect, Pokemon Go does not measure the distance you actually traverse. Doing this would create incredible stress on the servers of Niantic, which are already taxed to the maximum. Instead, the game has opted to measure the distance between two different locations that you visit in a timespan of 60 seconds.