February 2018 Data Snapshot

Thursday, March 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 February 28, 2018.

Recent News

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

02/02/2018Socrata - Data Analysis: Identify the Problem You’re Trying to Solve
02/13/2018DOM - Creating a Custom Landing Page
02/21/2018Pew - How States Use Data to Inform Decisions
02/26/2018DOM - Dataset Quality Check Guidelines

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 2/28/2017FY 2018 as of 2/28/2018% ChangeDefinitions
Users26,42146,11974.55%Number of individuals for the fiscal year who have had one or more sessions from the preceeding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions35,59361,82373.69%Number of times a user was actively engaged with the website during the fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed.
Returning Sessions9,45616,73576.98%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 sec9,20715,06563.63%Number of sessions for the fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the duration exceeded 60 seconds.
Sessions > 2 Pages12,64323,86588.76%Number of sessions for fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the user visited more than two pages.
Pageviews140,218238,83870.33%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.

1Insurance Producers Licensed in IowaInsurance Producers Licensed in IowaInsurance
2Licensed Insurance CompaniesState of Iowa Salary BookSalary
3Iowa Liquor Sales3-Year Recidivism for Offenders Released from PrisonGeneral Fund
4Truck Parking Locations - Weigh StationLicensed Insurance CompaniesParole Date
5State of Iowa Salary BookInsurance Producer Business EntitiesUniversity of Iowa

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 TypePortal TotalDefinitions
Datasets193Datasets are collections of related data presented in tabular format.
Geospatial Datasets331Geospatial 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 References213External references are links to public databases or applications offering citizens a way to explore and understand information.
Derived Views553Derived 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 Content1,290

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.

AgencyContent TypeCount
Administrative Services, Department ofDerived Views3
Administrative Services, Department ofExternal References1
Cultural Affairs, Department ofDatasets1
Cultural Affairs, Department ofDerived Views1
Education, Department ofDerived Views1
Management, Department ofDatasets3
Management, Department ofDerived Views5
Revenue, Department ofExternal References1

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
Credit Union, Division of (Commerce)1
Education, Department of3
Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board5
Iowa Economic Development Authority3
Iowa Finance Authority1
Iowa Insurance Division (Commerce)1
Iowa Veterans Home1
Management, Department of5
Revenue, Department of3
Transportation, Department of1
Program Area
Data Snapshot

Printed from the Iowa Department of Management website on March 20, 2018 at 10:11am.