May 2021 Data Snapshot

Date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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

  • Dataset Highlight: Retail Sales and Retail Use Business Registrations
  • Government is ‘missing the boat’ on understanding outcome data
  • Data Portal Procedures
  • Live Training in June
  • Data Assets
  • Portal Accounts
  • State Data Plan

News, Updates & Tips

Dataset Highlight: Retail Sales and Retail Use Business Registrations

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Retailers that sell taxable tangible personal property, services, and products are required to obtain a permit. Retail Sales and Retail Use Business Registrations provides a list of active and inactive retail sales and retail use business registrations. The dataset provides permit number, name and location of the business, business code and description, as well as the date the permit was issued and where applicable date it was cancelled.

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Government is ‘missing the boat’ on understanding outcome data

statescoop.com | 05/12/2021

Government agencies can’t merely log administrative data if they hope to effectively provide the public with services and benefits — they must measure program outcomes and understand how those outcomes arise, a panel of government and nonprofit leaders said during an online event Wednesday hosted by Code for America.

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Data Portal Procedures

If you do not work in the State Data Portal often, it is easy to forget how to perform some actions. We have you covered with a series of procedure documents. The data portal procedures provide steps for publishing and updating content (e.g., datasets, charts, and maps) on the State Data Portal.

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Live Training in June

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

Date Start Time Course
June 1 12 PM Create Performance Measures
June 1 3 PM Create and Manage Your Dataset
June 2 10 AM Transform Data with Socrata Query Language
June 3 12 PM Shape & Join Data with SoQL Query Editor
June 4 12 PM Data Analysis Tools and Connections
June 7 12 PM Clean and Tidy Data
June 9 12 PM Create and Manage Your Dataset
June 10 10 AM Map Your Data
June 11 3 PM Explore Data with Charts
June 14 12 PM Shape & Join Data with SoQL Query Editor
June 15 10 AM Data Analysis Tools and Connections
June 16 3 PM Create Performance Measures
June 17 12 PM Create and Manage Your Dataset
June 18 12 PM Transform Data with Socrata Query Language
June 21 10 AM Map Your Data
June 22 12 PM Explore Data with Charts
June 23 12 PM Collaborate with Data
June 25 3 PM Create and Manage Your Dataset
June 28 10 AM Create and Manage Your Dataset
June 29 3 PM Transform Data with Socrata Query Language
June 30 3 PM Shape & Join Data with SoQL Query Editor

Learn More and Register (Log-in 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 357
Charts 163
Maps 217
Measures 150
Stories/Dashboards 22
DataLens Pages 14
Total Assets 1,648

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New Public Datasets

The following are public datasets that were recently created and published in the past month:

Catalog

Browse the Public Catalog on data.iowa.gov


Portal Users

Total User Accounts: 136
Active Users: 18 (13.2% 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?

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