March 2021 Data Snapshot

Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

In the March 2021 data snapshot, you will find information on:

  • Dataset Highlight: Retail Sales and Retail Use Business Registrations
  • Creating a Glossary
  • Creating a Data Dictionary
  • Publishing Documents
  • Live Training in April
  • Data Assets
  • Portal Accounts
  • State Data Plan

News, Updates & Tips

Dataset Highlight: Retail Sales and Retail Use Business Registrations

data.iowa.gov

This dataset from the Iowa Department of Revenue lists active and inactive retail and retail use business registrations for the State of Iowa. It provides information about the permit issued, the location of the business and a description of the business.

Explore the Dataset

Creating a Glossary

Iowa Data Portal Playbook

Oftentimes terms used within data may not be clearly understood by individuals accessing and using the data. A glossary supplements the column metadata associated with a dataset by providing the name and definitions of terms used within the column's data. This playbook provides access to glossary templates and the procedure for completing the template.

Open the Playbook

Creating a Data Dictionary

Iowa Data Portal Playbook

A data dictionary is a collection of names, definitions, and attributes about data elements used or captured in a database or information system. In the state data portal, a data dictionary can provide information about data assets that are not themselves available for internal or public consumption to facilitate data sharing requests from other state agencies. This playbook provides access to data dictionary templates and the procedure for completing the template.

Open the Playbook

Publishing Documents

Iowa Data Portal Playbook

Did you know that agencies can publish publish plans, reports, research studies, and analyses that present information related to your agency’s operations or key issues/problems your agency monitors on the State Data Portal? Agency strategic plans, performance plans and performance reports that are required by the Accountable Government Act (AGA) are currently published by IDOM:

We have developed a playbook to show you how to create and publish documents.

Open the Playbook

Live Training in April

Get trained in April! The table below highlights the live training being offered.

Date Start Time Course
April 5 3 PM Transform Data with Socrata Query Language
April 6 12 PM Shape & Join Data with SoQL Query Editor
April 7 10 AM Data Analysis Tools and Connections
April 8 12 PM Create and Manage Your Dataset
April 9 3 PM Create Performance Measures
April 12 12 PM Map Your Data
April 13 3 PM Explore Data with Charts
April 15 10 AM Clean and Tidy Data
April 16 3 PM Create and Manage Your Dataset
April 19 10 AM Create and Manage Your Dataset
April 20 10 AM Create Performance Measures
April 21 10 AM Transform Data with Socrata Query Language
April 22 3 PM Shape & Join Data with SoQL Query Editor
April 23 3 PM Data Analysis Tools and Connections
April 26 3 PM Collaborate with Data
April 27 12 PM Create and Manage Your Dataset
April 28 3 PM Map Your Data
April 29 10 AM Explore Data with Charts

Learn More and Register (Data Portal Account Required)


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 300
External References 157
Documents 268
Filtered Views 355
Charts 163
Maps 217
Measures 150
Stories/Dashboards 22
DataLens Pages 14
Total Assets 1,646

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

Catalog

Browse the Public Catalog on data.iowa.gov


Portal Users

Total User Accounts: 138
Active Users: 20 (14.5% 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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