November 2017 Data Snapshot

Friday, December 1, 2017

This is e-news about - 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 November 30, 2017.

News and Events

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

Date News/Event
11/08/2017 Socrata: Easily Connect Socrata Data To Applications Like Power BI
11/14/2017 Socrata Launches Socrata Data Academy to Provide Government Knowledge Workers Critical Data Analysis Training
11/17/2017 Socrata: How to Frame a Government Data Analysis Project
11/22/2017 DOM: New Video - How do I create a bar chart?
11/27/2017 DOM: New Video - How do I create a column chart?

Open Data Portal Statistics

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


FY 2017 as of 11/30/2016

FY 2018 as of 11/30/2017

% Change


Users 13,003 27,418 110.86% Number of individuals for the fiscal year who have had one or more sessions from the preceeding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions 17,772 36,231 103.87% 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 5,062 10,042 98.38% 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 4,863 9,048 86.06% Number of sessions for the fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the duration exceeded 60 seconds.
Sessions > 2 Pages 5,272 14,509 175.21% Number of sessions for fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the user visited more than two pages.
Pageviews 58,949 146,894 149.19% 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 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 Insurance
2 Licensed Insurance Companies Offenders Released from Prison Veterans
3 Iowa Liquor Sales State of Iowa Salary Book Salary
4 State of Iowa Salary Book Insurance Producers Licensed in Iowa Truck
5 Insurance Producer Business Entities Licensed Insurance Companies Section

Portal Public Content

The content (e.g. datasets, maps, charts, etc.) provide resources users are looking for when they visit 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 533 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 1,263  

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

New Content Counts

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

Agency Content Type Count
Human Rights, Department of Derived Views 1
Iowa College Student Aid Commission Derived Views 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) 5
Iowa Lottery Authority 1
Iowa Veterans Home 1
Management, Department of 5
Revenue, Department of 1
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Data Snapshot

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