June 2020 Data Snapshot

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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

  • How to Use the Catalog
  • Data Identification and Prioritization Revisited
  • New CARES Act Iowa Small Business Relief Grant Program Report
  • Iowa Pandemic Recovery Report 2.0
  • Annotations and Logarithmic Scale on Timeline Charts
  • "Primer" for Filtered Views
  • Data Assets
  • Portal Accounts
  • State Data Plan

News, Updates & Tips

How to Use the Catalog

Data Portal Help Document

Are you new to the data portal? The catalog is the key tool to find information you are interested in. It allows for searching, filtering, and sorting of available data assets, which is important as the number of assets available to continues to grow. This help document discusses how to use the catalog to find the information you are interested in.

Open the Help Document

Data Identification and Prioritization Revisited

DOM Guidance Document

Does your agency publish data in Microsoft Excel files, pdf reports, or text files? Do you present data in simple html tables on a website or perhaps even as filterable lists on your website? Do you compile information to include in annual reports? If you answer yes to any of these questions, it is time to consider publishing datasets on the state data portal.

Open the Guidance Document

New CARES Act Iowa Small Business Relief Grant Program Report


A new interactive report was published on the data portal that presents information on businesses who have received payments through Small Business Relief Grants funded by the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which was part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Open the Report

Iowa Pandemic Recovery Report 2.0


IDOM recently made available a robust and comprehensive interactive report powered by the data portal that allows you to explore federal awards, receipts, expenditures and payments associated with federal funds considered covered funds under Section 15011 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Open the Report

Annotations and Logarithmic Scale on Timeline Charts

support.socrata.com | 06/15/2020

You can now add annotations to timeline charts to help viewers understand the data. Just specify the date and add a description. You can also now display exponential growth with a logarithmic scale on timeline charts. A logarithmic scale is particularly useful when data skews to larger values or when you want to understand the percentage of change within your data.

Read the Support Article

"Primer" for Filtered Views

support.socrata.com | 06/15/2020

Filtered Views now have “Primer”page as the default landing page,​ similar to the Dataset “Primer” page. As datasets grow larger, more and more curated filtered views are being created to support data exploration. A landing page for filtered views allow users to easily discover metadata and other useful information such as the data table preview, column level metadata, promoted content etc.

Read the Support Article

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 292
Geospatial Datasets 159
External References 156
Documents 259
Filtered Views 322
Charts 153
Maps 56
Measures 133
Stories/Dashboards 15
DataLens Pages 15
Total Assets 1,560

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


Browse the Public Catalog on data.iowa.gov

Portal Users

Total User Accounts: 133
Active Users: 26 (19.5% 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

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