Markham, Ontario-based DMTI Spatial announced that it has been awarded the Domestic Vector Data Set contract by Public Works and Government Service Canada.

The one-year contract includes an option for the Canadian government to extend the term by up to four additional years, for a total potential value of $2.9 million.

This contract provides various federal government departments with location-based information to help make policy and planning decisions. Departments initially using DMTI's data include the Department of National Defence, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

"This major contract win demonstrates confidence in our data from the highest levels of government," said John Fisher, DMTI spatial chairman and CEO. "DMTI's data has proven to be of tremendous value to the government of Canada in the past, and we are pleased to continue to support their needs on making key decisions."