December 2017 Data Snapshot

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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 December 31, 2017. Happy New Year!!!

Recent News

The following table highlights recent news regarding and open data.

11/21/2017Socrata: When Not to Trust a Number
11/27/2017Socrata: New Dataset Experience
12/06/2017DOM: New Video - How do I create a pie chart?
12/08/2017Socrata: New Asset Management & Combo Chart
12/20/2017Socrata: New Notification Functionality (We've Opted In)

Open Data Portal Statistics

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

StatisticFY 2017 as of 12/31/2016FY 2018 as of 12/31/2017% ChangeDefinitions
Users16,25932,804101.76%Number of individuals for the fiscal year who have had one or more sessions from the preceeding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions22,27743,47795.17%Number of times a user was actively engaged with the website during the fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed.
Returning Sessions6,31111,91488.78%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 sec5,87310,71882.50%Number of sessions for the fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the duration exceeded 60 seconds.
Sessions > 2 Pages6,90017,136148.35%Number of sessions for fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the user visited more than two pages.
Pageviews79,506172,528117.00%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.

1Licensed Insurance Companies3-Year Recidivism for Offenders Released from PrisonInsurance
2Insurance Producers Licensed in IowaInsurance Producers Licensed in IowaSalary
3Iowa Liquor SalesState of Iowa Salary BookRetail Sales
4Insurance Producer Business EntitiesActive Iowa Business EntitiesVeterans
5Iowa PLSS Section BoundariesInsurance Producers Business EntitiesCrash Data

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 TypePortal TotalDefinitions
Datasets184Datasets are collections of related data presented in tabular format.
Geospatial Datasets337Geospatial 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 References211External references are links to public databases or applications offering citizens a way to explore and understand information.
Derived Views538Derived 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 Content1,270

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.

AgencyContent TypeCount
Administrative Services, Department ofDerived Views2
Cultural Affairs, Department ofDatasets2
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesDerived Views5
IPERSDerived Views1
Revenue, Department ofDatasets1

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.

Blind, Department for the2
Education, Department of5
Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board5
Human Rights, Department of1
Iowa Economic Development Authority3
Iowa Finance Authority1
Iowa Insurance Division (Commerce)6
Iowa Veterans Home1
Management, Department of4
Revenue, Department of2
Secretary of State, Office of1
Program Area
Data Snapshot

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