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+ - USPS rejects FOIA request for ZIP Code list: "proprietary business information"-> 1

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An anonymous reader writes "The U.S. Postal Service denied my FOIA request for a list of current ZIP Codes, because the information is “proprietary business information” and its release would not be considered a “good business practice”.

I requested the list in order to make the information available to free of charge to others, and to build open-government apps."

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USPS rejects FOIA request for ZIP Code list: "proprietary business information"

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  • Since when can't one get the list of Zip codes? It's been some years, but one used to be able to download the list in several formats. What gives?

    I searched at the Post Office site, no dice, just individual look-ups; searching on "zip code list" and "zip code database" both got me each a minimum of a handful of possibly full, useful lists - but one has to plow through each site for what's what and terms and conditions. Sheese, this sucks.

    http://www.unitedstateszipcodes.org/zip-code-database/ [unitedstateszipcodes.org] CSV, basic

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