August 2018 Data Snapshot

Date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 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 August 31, 2018.

Recent News

The following table highlights recent news regarding data.iowa.gov, open data, and the use of data in government.

Date News/Event
08/08/2018 Update - Transforming the Data Import Experience (Socrata)
08/08/2018 Update - Gettin’ Geo With It (Socrata)
08/08/2018 Bring checkbook.iowa.gov Charts to Your Website (DOM)
08/15/2018 How Civic Hacker Reduced Chicago Parking Tickets with Open Data (Boing Boing)
08/30/2018 New Procedure: Transforming Location Fields (DOM)

Portal Analytics

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

Statistic FY 2018 as of 08/31/2017 FY 2019 as of 08/31/2018 % Change Definitions
Users 10,889 12,989 19.29% Number of individuals for the fiscal year who have had one or more sessions from the preceding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions 13,716 16,316 18.96% 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 3,759 4,359 15.96% 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 3,355 3,940 17.44% Number of sessions for the fiscal year from the preceding July 1 to date listed where the duration exceeded 60 seconds.
Sessions > 2 Pages 5,484 5,223 -4.76% Number of sessions for fiscal year from the preceding July 1 to date listed where the user visited more than two pages.
Pageviews 55,542 52,015 -6.35% 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 2019 As of 09/04/2018 % Change Definitions
Datasets 207 212 2.42% Datasets are collections of related data presented in tabular format.
Geospatial Datasets 328 329 0.30% 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 221 228 3.17% External references are links to public databases or applications offering citizens a way to explore and understand information.
Derived Views 558 579 3.76% 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
2019
Topic(s)
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