Question by  buggy418 (632)

What is a "as the crow flies" map?

Nobody flies like a crow.


Answer by  jacobka (56)

As the crow flies is an idiom. Usually a crow flies in a straightline in short laps.It is also the distance between one post code to another as in UK Postcodes. In other words , it is the shortest rout between points.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

That term means if you were able to fly directly from one point to another without using roads. For example the distance from point A to point B would be 10 miles " as the crow flies" but driving it might take 12 miles.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

"As the crow flies" refers to a direct route (as if you where flying), instead of using roads. It's a very literal translation.

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