This lesson examined the question, or analytical problem, which is a two-way communication between the client requiring the information and the geospatial analyst supplying it. Grounding is a problem reduction process where a problem is decomposed into a structured set of subproblems. Each subproblem is subject to further decomposition until the subproblems produced are investigatable with given techniques.
The next lesson will address Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH) applied to the geospatial intelligence analytic process. The Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH) provides an unbiased methodology for evaluating multiple competing hypotheses for observed data.