Department of Transportation

http://www.dot.gov/

M-13-13 Milestone 8 - August 31st 2015

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Leading Indicators

These indicators are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget

Review Status complete
Reviewer Rebecca Williams
Last Updated January 6, 2016, 1:12 pm EST by Rebecca Williams

Assessment Summary

The Department of Transportation should be commended for their EDI/PDL disclosure (which has continually been cited as a best practice), their steady PDL increase, and including data improvements under the IDC Use & Impact.

Action Items: 1. DOT must prioritize creating and maintaining a public two-way feedback mechanism on their /data page. 2. DOT only includes Public Domain/licensing information for 28.8% of their datasets, which is the same percentage as last quarter. To ensure the legal reuse of federal open data is conspicuous DOT must prioritize including an explanation for all datasets that do not include a Public Domain URL. 3. DOT must continue to expand the quality of their EDI/PDL metadata to include: Collections, Data Dictionaries, relevant Data Standards, and keywords.

Inventory Composition

Public Dataset Status

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Dataset Link Quality

Best Practice: Department of Transportation has been highlighted for demonstrating a best practice on the Enterprise Data Inventory indicator

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
3539 Number of Datasets
3 Number of APIs
Schedule Delivered Crawl details
14 Bureaus represented
28 Programs represented
1864 Number of public datasets
1282 Number of restricted public datasets
63 Number of non-public datasets
Inventory > Public listing
3.2% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
278 Spot Check - datasets listed by search engine
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on Data.gov
28.8% License specified Crawl details
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
3429 Number of Datasets Crawl details
Number of Collections Crawl details
2900 Number of Public Datasets with File Downloads Crawl details
32 Number of APIs Crawl details
3071 Total number of access and download links Crawl details
Quality Check: Links are sufficiently working Crawl details
2309 Quality Check: Accessible links Crawl details
578 Quality Check: Redirected links Crawl details
42 Quality Check: Error links Crawl details
139 Quality Check: Broken links Crawl details
+3.2% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
3429 Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
/data.json Crawl details
Harvested by data.gov
2359 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
See below Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
http://www.transportation.gov/data

Best Practice: Department of Transportation has been highlighted for demonstrating a best practice on the Privacy & Security indicator

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@dot.gov
POCs identified for required responsibilities
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Identified 5 data improvements for this quarter
Primary Uses
See below Value or impact of data
Many of the uses of DOT’s data support our Agency Priority Goals in 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
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 additional data releases
Many of the uses of DOT’s data support our Agency Priority Goals in safety.
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 https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/data.json
Number of Redirects 4 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Valid
Datasets with Valid Metadata 100%(3429 of 3429)
Valid Schema Valid
Datasets 3429
Datasets with Distribution URLs 84.6% (2900 of 3429)
Datasets with Download URLs 83.6% (2868 of 3429)
Total Distribution URLs 3071
Total Download URLs 3039
Total APIs 32
Public Datasets 1639
Restricted Public Datasets 1284
Non-public Datasets 506
Bureaus Represented 14
Programs Represented 28
License Specified 28.8% (987 of 3429)
Datasets with Redactions 0.0% (0 of 3429)
Redactions without explanation (rights field) 0.0% (0 of 3429)
File Size 4.77MB
Last modified Monday, 08-Jun-2015 07:45:29 EDT
Last crawl Monday, 31-Aug-2015 00:02:43 EDT
Analyze archive copies Analyze archive from 2015-08-31
Nearby Daily Crawls
/data page
Expected /data URL http://www.dot.gov/data (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /data URL http://www.transportation.gov/data
Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/html; charset=utf-8
Last modified Monday, 31-Aug-2015 00:02:02 EDT
Last crawl Monday, 31-Aug-2015 00:02:03 EDT
/digitalstrategy.json
Expected /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.dot.gov/digitalstrategy.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /digitalstrategy.json URL https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.dev/files/docs/digitalstrategy.json
Redirects 4 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 Monday, 31-Aug-2015 00:02:04 EDT