Department of Transportation

http://www.dot.gov/

M-13-13 Milestone 6 - February 28th 2015

OMB Review Complete: OMB has completed the agency review for this milestone. Agencies should contact their OMB desk officer if anything looks incorrect.

Leading Indicators

These indicators are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget

Review Status complete
Reviewer Jamie Berryhill
Last Updated April 27, 2015, 1:29 pm EDT by Jamie Berryhill

Assessment Summary

EDI: 3,411 datasets in the EDI, but with 118,000 files showing up on a Google search for common data file formats, there is much more room for growth.

Use and Impact: Qualitative response to the use and impact section could use more detail. There are few recommendations for improvement or evidences of close communication with data users who have thoughts on data improvement.

Note: The doughnut charts for Inventory Composition, Public Dataset Status, and Dataset Link Quality are new for this milestone, and they only appear is data are available. For detailed documentation on these charts, please see http://labs.data.gov/dashboard/docs#doughnut_charts. The "Other" category includes URLs that did not provide a response within 5 seconds of the automated crawl, which may indicate a server issue and not necessarily a completely non-working link.

Inventory Composition

Public Dataset Status

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
3411 Number of Datasets
30 Number of APIs
Schedule Delivered Crawl details
14 Bureaus represented
28 Programs represented
1621 Number of public datasets
1284 Number of restricted public datasets
506 Number of non-public datasets
Inventory > Public listing
20% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
118,000 Spot Check - datasets listed by search engine
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on Data.gov
License specified Crawl details
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
3411 Number of Datasets Crawl details
Number of Collections Crawl details
2881 Number of Public Datasets with File Downloads Crawl details
28 Number of APIs Crawl details
2853 Total number of access and download links Crawl details
Quality Check: Links are sufficiently working Crawl details
Quality Check: Accessible links Crawl details
Quality Check: Redirected links Crawl details
Quality Check: Error links Crawl details
Quality Check: Broken links Crawl details
23% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
98% Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
/data.json Crawl details
Harvested by data.gov
10,149 Views on data.gov for the quarter
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Description of feedback mechanism delivered Crawl details
Data release is prioritized through public engagement
Feedback loop is closed, 2 way communication
opendata@dot.gov Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Data Publication Process Delivered Crawl details
Information that should not to be made public is documented with agency's OGC
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
See below Open Data Primary Point of Contact
Daniel Morgan (daniel.morgan@dot.gov)
POCs identified for required responsibilities
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Identified 5 data improvements for this quarter
See below Primary Uses
Many of the uses of DOT’s data support our Agency Priority Goals in safety.
See below Value or impact of data
Commercial companies, the media, and trade associations are all using our data to inform their customers, readers, and members about safety issues. In addition, DOT is using its own data to advance its mission – whether to find new research opportunities, advance new information products, or to promote safety.
See below Primary data discovery channels
Because DOT has been making a great deal of data available to the public for many years, we find that our users are primarily finding data through our agency Web sites.
See below User suggestions on improving data usability
Users are generally satisfied with our data, and are encouraged by our recent efforts to build Web services for some of our more popular data sets – an effort we began as part of the Digital Government Strategy implementation. Users encouraged DOT to identify additional opportunities to build Web services to serve up our data. In addition, users thought it would be useful for news articles and press releases on DOT Web sites to include references to underlying data sets and encouraged DOT to make agency subject matter expert contact information as clear as possible.
See below User suggestions on additional data releases
In general, users did not have suggestions for additional agency data to release. Users did have suggestions for data sets that they would like to see State and local transportation and transit agencies make open and available.
Digital Analytics Program on /data

Automated Metrics

These metrics are generated by an automated analysis that runs every 24 hours until the end of the quarter at which point they become a historical snapshot

data.json
Expected Data.json URL http://www.dot.gov/data.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved Data.json URL http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/data.json
Number of Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Invalid Check a JSON Validator
Datasets with Valid Metadata
Valid Schema Invalid
Datasets
File Size 4.77MB
Last modified Friday, 27-Feb-2015 10:56:51 EST
Last crawl Friday, 27-Feb-2015 23:01:51 EST
Analyze archive copies Analyze archive from 2015-02-28
/data page
Expected /data URL http://www.dot.gov/data (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /data URL http://www.dot.gov/data
Redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/html; charset=utf-8
Last modified Friday, 27-Feb-2015 22:20:23 EST
Last crawl Friday, 27-Feb-2015 23:01:51 EST
/digitalstrategy.json
Expected /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.dot.gov/digitalstrategy.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.dev/files/docs/digitalstrategy.json
Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Invalid Check a JSON Validator
Last modified Thursday, 12-Dec-2013 17:06:46 EST
Last crawl Friday, 27-Feb-2015 23:01:52 EST