Methodologies

    GeoThreat utilizes various methodologies to manage data collection, data orientation and data analysis in
    order that extensive datasets can be translated into accurate and clearly defined information assessments.
    To find out more about these methodologies e-mail GeoThreat at inquiries@geothreat.com.  The following
    methods are core techniques utilized by GeoThreat:
                       Open Source Data Collection

    GeoThreat collects data from a multitude of open
    sources. GeoThreat's key advantage to completing
    threat assessments or military research in-house is
    our extensive range of data sources. GeoThreat has
    access to academia and libraries in the South Pacific.
    It also has available up to date security and strategic
    affairs publications and literature. Moreover
    GeoThreat is able to utilize satellite imagery if
    needed. Where data is not available GeoThreat
    personnel can travel to regions under investigation
    and carry out research as needed. However, travel is
    contingent on the safety of GeoThreat personnel
    traveling to those regions.
                            Geo-Historical Analysis

    This form of analysis is a form of political
    commentary using various reference forms such as
    press reports and literary articles to map out threats
    within particular regions. For example, to interpret
    the restarting of North Korea’s nuclear dismantling
    talks, press reports could be analyzed for a one
    year period prior to the restart of talks. Geo-
    historical analysis is ideal for analyzing general
    threats in lesser developed regions.
         Systems Decomposition and Localization Analysis

    This form of analysis requires identifying activities
    and sub-dividing them into manageable and
    intelligible components and parts. By identifying what
    each component is and does causal links between
    the behavior of the system and influence of its
    components can be identified. Systems
    decomposition offers two advantages. First, a
    systems approach can uncover competing or different
    influences that act upon particular processes making
    the analysis more thorough. Second, a systems
    approach can expose vulnerabilities at the lowest
    levels of the target analysis. Systems decomposition
    and localization allows for the greatest degree of
    detail out of all methodologies. It was originally
    adapted by GeoThreat from a scientific application
    specifically  for organizational analysis, although its
    application can be extended further into many other
    research areas.  
                               Geo-Strategic Analysis

    This form of analysis uses a technique where upon
    a critical form of geo-politics is used to identify links
    and causal relationships between geographical
    space and international political power. Through a
    complex vision of states that incorporates
    threatening visions of power and technology a
    discourse is utilized that lies somewhere between
    regional statecraft – the world divided into regions
    such as Southeast Asia, and intellectual statecraft –
    structures that guide and justify statecraft such as
    the Association for South East Asian Nations
    (ASEAN). In order to be able to visualize and see
    links, and causal relationships it is necessary to de-
    construct practices of culture within state-centric
    space. Critical geo-political analysis is ideal for
    analyzing detailed strategic threats located within
    lesser developed regions.  
               Geographical Information Systems

    GeoThreat utilizes GIS systems to organize, orientate,
    analyze and display spatial data amassed during
    data collection. For example, GeoThreat could map
    the incidence of local kidnappings within a region or
    provide a trend analysis showing religious variations
    over a specified time period. GIS allows the operator
    to provide a visually effective representation of
    information to the client allowing for more effective
    assessments of regions. GIS systems are ideal for
    showing regional trend analyses, spatial distributions
    and for overlaying satellite imagery.


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