I made a FOIA request related to this question: USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) database. The research was government sponsored but the data is being sold to non-goverment people.

My request was denied, but a second request for the contracts between the government and the data-seller was granted. So now I have these contracts and I don't know what to do.

My question: Should I post them as an answer to the question? How else can I use them? My goal is to have the data in the public domain (and not just the maps).

PHZM for reference


I ended up sharing the contracts that I recieved by the FOIA.

The zipped folder and description are here.

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