The Great Circuit is the longest possible straight-line route someone could use to circumnavigate the earth. The route takes into consideration the literally millions of minute shifts in elevation (elements encountered while actually traveling) to ultimately arrive at the longest path around the earth. The project began in 2004 as a conceptual query into changing and static limitations of technical and physical possibility. After two years of research I commissioned the University of Kansas Department of Geography and Cartography to engineer a computer program to sift and arrange billions of geographic data points. In late spring of 2006 the route was discovered. The project continues today in various forms.