Data availability is on the rise. You have too much data, but is it the data you need? How do you assess the quantity (too much vs. not enough), character (data that happens as a result of actions vs. Data that is collected, created and curated; relational vs. spatial), control (all that data – how it is attained and managed), and quality (ensuring the data is ready for use and fit for purpose). Would applying the AASHTO seven core data principles help? Know that the data is (or should be) Valuable, Available, Reliable, Authorized, Clear, Efficient, and Accountable.