March 2018 Data Snapshot

Monday, April 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 March 31, 2018.

Recent News

The following table highlights recent news regarding and open data.

Date News/Event
02/26/2018 Socrata: The Story of Open Data
03/07/2018 DOM: New Chart Aggregation Options, Scalable Axis and Configurable Flyouts
03/08/2018 Government Technology: Are Open Data Efforts Working?
03/21/2018 Socrata: Notifications
03/26/2018 DOM: Metadata Reviews

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 3/31/2017 FY 2018 as of 3/31/2018 % Change Definitions
Users 31,040 52,472 69.05% Number of individuals for the fiscal year who have had one or more sessions from the preceeding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions 42,167 70,729 67.74% 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 11,408 19,340 69.53% 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 11,042 17,280 56.49% Number of sessions for the fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the duration exceeded 60 seconds.
Sessions > 2 Pages 15,452 27,195 76.00% Number of sessions for fiscal year from the preceeding July 1 to date listed where the user visited more than two pages.
Pageviews 171,629 272,384 58.71% 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 Rating Area Counties for Iowa Individual Affordable Care Act Premiums insurance
2 Licensed Insurance Companies Iowa Medicaid Payments & Recipients by Month and Vendor salary
3 Iowa Liquor Sales 3-Year Recidivism for Offenders Released from Prison in Iowa crash
4 Insurance Producer Business Entities Licensed in Iowa Iowa Liquor Sales forfeiture
5 TPAs Active in Iowa Community College Expenditures By Fund and Object Code crime

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 196 Datasets are collections of related data presented in tabular format.
Geospatial Datasets 330 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 213 External references are links to public databases or applications offering citizens a way to explore and understand information.
Derived Views 536 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 1,275  

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
Administrative Services, Department of Derived Views 1
Aging, Department on Derived Views 1
Iowa Economic Development Authority Datasets 2
Iowa Finance Authority Datasets 4
Public Health, Department of External References 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
Credit Union, Division of (Commerce) 1
Education, Department of 1
Iowa Finance Authority 1
Iowa Veterans Home 1
Management, Department of 3
Revenue, Department of 2
Transportation, Department of 1
Program Area
Data Snapshot

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