January 2018 Data Snapshot

Thursday, February 1, 2018

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 January 31, 2018.

Recent News

The following table highlights recent news regarding data.iowa.gov and open data.

Date News/Event
01/05/2018 DOM: Follow Datasets to Receive Updates
01/09/2018 Socrata: The New Dataset Experience (Update)
01/17/2018 Socrata: Using The New Import Experience
01/19/2018 Socrata: Your 2018 Goal: Proactive Data Analysis Education
01/24/2018 Socrata: New Import Experience in Preview
01/26/2018 DOM: Metadata Guidelines
01/26/2018 DOM: Data Structure and Format Guidelines
01/31/2018 DOM: Data Identification and Prioritization Guidelines
01/31/2018 DOM: Confidential Data Guidelines

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 1/31/2017 FY 2018 as of 1/31/2018 % Change Definitions
Users 21,278 39,275 84.58% Number of individuals for the fiscal year who have had one or more sessions from the preceeding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions 28,743 52,130 81.37% 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 7,754 14,093 81.75% 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 7,443 12,798 71.95% Number of sessions for the fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the duration exceeded 60 seconds.
Sessions > 2 Pages 9,566 20,365 112.89% Number of sessions for fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the user visited more than two pages.
Pageviews 109,285 203,244 85.98% 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 insurance
2 Licensed Insurance Companies Insurance Producers Licensed in Iowa salary
3 Iowa Liquor Sales State of Iowa Salary Book local option sales tax
4 State of Iowa Salary Book Licensed Insurance Companies fip
5 Insurance Producer Business Entities Active Iowa Business Entities digital message signs

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 187 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 549 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 1,284  

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
Human Services, Department of Datasets 3
Human Services, Department of Derived Views 6
Iowa Insurance Division (Commerce) 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
Human Rights, Department of 1
Iowa Economic Development Authority 3
Iowa Finance Authority 1
Iowa Insurance Division (Commerce) 1
Iowa Veterans Home 1
Management, Department of 3
Revenue, Department of 2
Program Area
Data Snapshot

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