January 2020 Data Snapshot

Monday, February 3, 2020

In the January 2020 data snapshot, you will find information on:

  • Creating Formatted Tables for Stories
  • Assessing Dataset Quality
  • Removing Data Assets
  • Data Assets
  • Portal Accounts
  • State Data Plan

News, Updates & Tips

Creating Formatted Tables for Stories

Tables provide fast and efficient readability, and make it easy to compare pairs of related values. In stories you have the ability to embed filtered views, and even datasets, and apply on display filtering to those embeds. However, there may be instances where you need to apply more complex calculations within your table than may possible within a filtered view, or just want a table that is more nicely formatted. This new playbook walks you through the process of setting up and embedding a formatted table to summarize information in a story using a dataset (or filtered view) published on the State Data Portal and Google Sheets.

Open New IDOM Playbook

Assessing Dataset Quality

While we are still wanting to add new datasets to the portal - especially from agencies who have yet to contribute, our focus is shifting to improving the quality of datasets published. We want to ensure that datasets published on the State Data Portal are of high value to potential users of the data. As a means to provide improvement recommendations to agencies, we are putting together an assessment process. We would like your thoughts and comments on the dataset quality rubric which will serve as the foundation for the assessment. Anyone with the link can comment. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Open Draft Dataset Quality Rubric

Removing Data Assets

While we are still very much focused on adding high value data assets and improving existing ones, there are times we may need to remove an asset. The Data Portal Governance Guideline provides methods and resources related to planning, publishing data assets, and creating visualization, measures and stories. However, no guidance is available on identifying and removing data assets that are no longer of value. If you have thoughts on this topic, please contact Scott Vander Hart with your ideas (email scott.vanderhart@iowa.gov).

Data Assets

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.

Data Asset Type Public Assets
Datasets 289
Geospatial Datasets 154
External References 156
Documents 260
Filtered Views 256
Charts 144
Maps 56
Measures 65
Stories/Dashboards 6
DataLens Pages 15
Total Assets 1,401

View All Executive Branch/Non-Elected Agency Public Data Asset Counts

Browse the Public Catalog on data.iowa.gov

New Public Assets

The following are public datasets, external resources, geospatial data, stories and documents that were recently created and published:

Portal Users

Total User Accounts: 131
Active Users: 26 (19.8% of total)

Note: Active Users have logged in the data portal at least once in the past month.

Data Plan

The State Data Plan identifies actions Executive Branch State Agencies (non-elected) intend to implement.

Access the State Data Plan on dom.iowa.gov

Questions or Issues?

Please complete the Data Portal Question & Issue Form

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