October 2017 Data Snapshot

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

This is e-news about data.iowa.gov - the portal where citizens can access public data. It provides relevant news from past month, highlights data published by others, gives you stats about the portal, and provides information on content published as of October 31, 2017.

News and Events

The following table highlights news from the past month, and upcoming events.

Date News/Event
10/02/2017 Socrata: 17,000 Hours of Hospital Staff Time Saved Per Year with Credentials Dataset
10/16/2017 DOM: Error Bars and Reference Lines
10/17/2017 Socrata: Delight Don’t Distract: 3 Tips for Better Data Visualizations
10/18/2017 Socrata: Updated - Exploring and Visualizing your Data
10/19/2017 Socrata: The New Dataset Experience
10/27/2017 DOM Update: How do I edit an asset's metadata on the Open Data Portal?
10/31/2017 Socrata: Expanding Access to the New Visualization Experience

Open Data Portal Statistics

Statistics provided are from the beginning of the reported fiscal year (starting on July 1) through the date listed.

Statistic FY 2017 as of 10/31/2016 FY 2018 as of 10/31/2017 % Change Definitions
Users 9,879 21,942 122.11% Number of individuals for the fiscal year who have had one or more sessions from the preceeding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions 13,112 28,643 118.45% Number of times a user was actively engaged with the website during the fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed.
Returning Sessions 3,520 7,886 124.03% Number of sessions associated with a user who returned to the website during the fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions > 60 sec 3,417 7,158 109.48% Number of sessions for the fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the duration exceeded 60 seconds.
Sessions > 2 Pages 3,710 11,520 210.51% Number of sessions for fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the user visited more than two pages.
Pageviews 43,704 117,068 167.87% The total number of pages viewed for the fiscal year from the preceding July 1 to date listed. Repeated views of a single page are counted.

Monthly Top Five

The following table ranks the content that have been viewed and downloaded the most this past month across all of data.iowa.gov. It also ranks terms that have been searched the most.

Rank Viewed Downloaded Searched
1 Insurance Producers Licensed in Iowa 3-Year Recidivism for Offenders Released from Prison Iowa Liquor Sales
2 Licensed Insurance Companies Iowa Liquor Sales County
3 Iowa Liquor Sales State of Iowa - Monthly Voter Registration Totals by County Salary
4 TPAs Active in Iowa Insurance Producer Business Entities Crash
5 State of Iowa - Monthly Voter Registration Totals by County Quarterly Retail Taxable Sales Data by County and City Veterans

Portal Public Content

The content (e.g. datasets, maps, charts, etc.) provide resources users are looking for when they visit data.iowa.gov. The greater quantity and wider variety content we publish on the site, the greater the site's usefulness becomes. The portal totals provided below represent those owned by all state staff with a user role on the site.

Content Type Portal Total Definitions
Datasets 182 Datasets are collections of related data presented in tabular format.
Geospatial Datasets 337 Geospatial datasets are connections to GIS web service endpoints, or shapefiles that have been imported. Geospatial datasets will have corresponding map views on the portal.
External References 211 External references are links to public databases or applications offering citizens a way to explore and understand information.
Derived Views 529 Derived views are summarized views of data based on an underlying dataset. They can be charts, maps or other filtered views to help make the data more understandable.
Total Content 1,259  

Non-elected Executive Branch Agencies without public published data (i.e. datasets and geospatial datasets):

  • Iowa Civil Rights Commission
  • Banking, Division of (Commerce)
  • Drug Control Policy, Office of
  • State Public Defender, Office of
  • Public Defense, Department of
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Public Employment Relations Board
  • Public Information Board
  • Veterans Affairs, Department of

Public Catalog on data.iowa.gov

New Content Counts

The table below summarizes new content that has been published on data.iowa.gov within the last 30 days by agency and content type.

Agency Content Type Count
Administrative Services, Department of Derived Views 1
Iowa College Student Aid Commission Derived Views 4
Iowa Insurance Division (Commerce) Datasets 1

Datasets Past Due for Update

The table below summarizes the number of datasets by agency that are more than 30 days past due for an update.

Agency Count
Blind, Department for the 2
Education, Department of 5
Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board 5
Iowa Economic Development Authority 3
Iowa Finance Authority 1
Iowa Insurance Division (Commerce) 4
Iowa Veterans Home 1
Management, Department of 4
Revenue, Department of 1
Program Area
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Data Snapshot

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