September 2018 Data Snapshot

Date: 
Monday, October 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 September 30, 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
09/11/2018 Add Icons to Point Maps; Updates to Percents (Socrata)
09/13/2018 New Procedure - Transforming Codes (DOM)
09/20/2018 New How-to-Videos: Explore, Visualize, and Analyze Data
09/22/2018 New How-to-Videos: Create and Manage Datasets
09/27/2018 Updated Guidance and Procedures Page (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 09/30/2017 FY 2019 as of 09/30/2018 % Change Definitions
Users 16,193 18,813 16.18% Number of individuals for the fiscal year who have had one or more sessions from the preceding July 1 to date listed.
Sessions 20,938 24,417 16.62% 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 5,841 6,796 16.35% 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 5,255 6,136 16.76% Number of sessions for the fiscal year from the preceding July 1 to date listed where the duration exceeded 60 seconds.
Sessions > 2 Pages 8,547 8,194 -4.13% Number of sessions for fiscal year from the preceding July 1 to date listed where the user visited more than two pages.
Pageviews 87,273 81,485 -6.63% 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 09/30/2018 % Change Definitions
Datasets 207 215 3.86% Datasets are collections of related data presented in tabular format.
Geospatial Datasets 328 228 -30.49% 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 221 213 -3.62% External references are links to public databases or applications offering citizens a way to explore and understand information.
Derived Views 558 597 6.99% 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.

The decline in the number of geospatial datasets is due to DOT consolidating a number of geospatial services, and removing many that were no longer functional and out of date.

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Program Area
Transparency
Fiscal Year
2019
Topic(s)
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