Socrata Gateway Beta improvements and a new default user profile image (September 4, 2019)

Major Updates

  • Socrata Gateway beta: Improved dataset creation workflow by organizing plugins with their associated agent.
  • Socrata Gateway beta: Added UI error messages when plugins are unable to display lists from the data source.
  • The default user profile image (for accounts without an uploaded image) was updated with a new design.

Minor Updates

Catalog & Metadata

  • Resolved an issue where selecting a federated asset's tags from the catalog takes users to the source domain's catalog.
  • Resolved an issue where publishing an update to a public story rendered incorrect approvals information.
  • Resolved an issue where asset descriptions were no longer being truncated in the catalog. 

Dataset Management and Updates

  • Resolved issue where public derived views based on private datasets would not export properly.


  • Resolved an issue where drilling into a date facet always showed the first day of the month.
  • Adjusted the sizing of certain components in the visualization authoring experience to be more mobile-friendly.
  • Expanded the area that users can click to drill into a chart.

Coming Soon! 

Expected release - 2 weeks

  • Existing links in site headers and footers to the Socrata Terms and Conditions will be replaced with links to the Tyler Privacy Policy and End User Agreement. Users will need to acknowledge the Tyler Privacy Policy and End User Agreement one time upon login.
  • Users will have the ability to filter charts and maps by spatial lens regions to zero in on data located in specific locations.
  • Users will soon have the ability to create a calendar visualization to display basic event information at a monthly view.***

Expected release - 1 month

  • When a user creates a Story, they will be provided recommended templates to jump-start their Story creation.***

Legend: *** client-requested functionality

Curious about other areas of the platform? Visit our Performance or SCGC release notes for more! Or give us a shout at socrata-support@tylertech.comwith questions or ideas.

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