VTS Data Exchange

The open Inter VTS Exchange Format (IVEF) is the result of a standardization effort for the exchange of information between maritime control centres (VTS) and was defined by a large group of industrial members of IALA.

Since its origin, IVEF has been applied to many applications in the maritime domain: to share valid traffic image, to share plan information, for simulation purposes, etc. Its flexibility allows for customization where required.
The purpose of IVEF Software Development Kit (SDK) project is to provide potential users of the IVEF format with software tools to facilitate rapid development of software that interprets IVEF data.

This information consists of real-time tracking positions, static vessel information and voyage related information (or a subset thereof).

The IVEF SDK runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X & iPhone OS. It comes in the flavors C++ (with Qt bindings), Java, Objective-C and PHP.