November 2019 Data Snapshot
In the November 2019 data snapshot, you will find information on:
- Does Your Data Asset Support Reuse?
- OMB Rethinks ‘Protected’ or ‘Open’ Data Binary
- American Community Survey - Five Year Estimates
- New Calendar Visualization
- Data Assets
- Portal Accounts
- State Data Plan
News, Updates & Tips
Does Your Data Asset Support Reuse?
Data reuse requires sufficient understanding of the data to ensure that it is used appropriately. To ensure your data supports reuse, you need to cover the What, Who, Where, When, and How. What is your data about, and how does it relate to your program or project? What is the source of your data and what subject or discipline is it related to? Who is responsible for collecting and publishing the data? Where was your data collected? When was it collected? Lastly, how was it collected? Good metadata and data documentation are the key for reuse.
OMB Rethinks ‘Protected’ or ‘Open’ Data Binary
federalnewsnetwork.com | 11/01/2019
Office of Management and Budget will soon release proposed guidelines for federal agencies to provide “tiered” access to their data, based on the sensitivity of that information. Historically data has been seen as either being open or protected. The Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, which is driving this new guidance, requires federal agencies to share their datasets internally and with other government partners.
American Community Survey - Five Year Estimates
Did you know you can find 36 datasets on data.iowa.gov that provide American Community Survey data? These provide state-wide data, and data for counties, places, and census tracts within Iowa. The data is pulled in using the U.S. Census Bureau's APIs, and are update once new data becomes available. Emphasis has been placed on bringing in the 5-year estimates. The 5-year estimates represent 60 months of collected data, is available for all areas, has the largest sample size and is the most reliable. We intend to add 1-year estimates for some of the key data tables that we require more frequently.
New Calendar Visualization
support.socrata.com | 11/18/2019
Users can now create a calendar visualization to display basic event information on a monthly view. This support article walks through the steps for creating a calendar visualization.
The table below reports the number of public data assets published on the state data portal by asset type for the portal as a whole.
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New Public Assets
The following are public datasets, external resources, geospatial data, stories and documents that were recently created and published:
- All Wells (External Reference)
- Iowa Community College Districts (Dataset)
- State of Iowa Registered Wells (Dataset)
- 2019-2020 Iowa Public School Districts (Dataset)
- Iowa Economic Development Authority 2011-2012 Strategic Plan (Document)
Total User Accounts: 134
Active Users: 22 (16.4% of total)
Note: Active Users have logged in the data portal at least once in the past month.
The State Data Plan identifies actions Executive Branch State Agencies (non-elected) intend to implement.
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