May 2018 Data Snapshot

Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

This is e-news about Iowa's government data portal, data.iowa.gov. 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 May 31, 2018.

Recent News

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

Date News/Event
05/03/2018 Infinite Reuse of Data Drives Down Costs — While Boosting Efficiency (Socrata)
05/09/2018 New Default Experiences for the Dataset Table and Visualization Filters (Socrata)
05/25/2018 FY 2019 Agency Data Plans (DOM)

Portal Analytics

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

Statistic FY 2017 as of 05/31/2017 FY 2018 as of 05/31/2018 % Change Definitions
Users 40,118 64,870 61.70% Number of individuals for the fiscal year who have had one or more sessions from the preceding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions 55,049 87,971 59.80% Number of times a user was actively engaged with the website during the fiscal year from the preceding July 1 to date listed.
Returning Sessions 15,209 24,360 60.17% Number of sessions associated with a user who returned to the website during the fiscal year from the preceding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions > 60 sec 14,364 21,680 50.93% Number of sessions for the fiscal year from the preceding July 1 to date listed where the duration exceeded 60 seconds.
Sessions > 2 Pages 20,827 32,877 57.86% Number of sessions for fiscal year from the preceding July 1 to date listed where the user visited more than two pages.
Pageviews 232,044 329,774 42.12% 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.

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Counts and Percent Change by Content Type

Below is information on content published on the site and the change in total content by type compared to the start of the fiscal year. The published content (e.g. datasets, maps, charts, etc.) provides resources users are looking for when they visit data.iowa.gov. The greater quantity and wider variety of 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 Start of FY 2018 As of 05/31/2018 % Change Definitions
Datasets 178 207 16.29% Datasets are collections of related data presented in tabular format.
Geospatial Datasets 351 328 -6.55% 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 210 221 5.24% External references are links to public databases or applications offering citizens a way to explore and understand information.
Derived Views 531 556 4.71% 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.

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Program Area
Transparency
Fiscal Year
2018
Topic(s)
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