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Table 3 Incident record classification for administrative boundary validation

From: A GIS-driven integrated real-time surveillance pilot system for national West Nile virus dead bird surveillance in Canada

Classification Validation Criteria Usage
Valid Reported health units fall in the reported provinces or territories. The record is counted in all process of the system.
Not valid Reported health units do not fall in the reported provinces or territories. This will cause confusion in statistics, because the total number summarized by health units will be different from total number summarized by provinces or territories. These invalid records are stored in the database. However, the map and query processes will not count them. Data is flagged for internal users to edit.