CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Argentina

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Argentina

CRESTA zones map data for Argentina helps to analyse and present natural hazard risk, based on the system established by the world’s leading reinsurers. While peril-independent, CRESTA (Catastrophe Risk Evaluating and Standardising Target Accumulations) has established a uniform and global system to transfer, electronically, aggregated exposure data for accumulation risk control and modelling among insurers and reinsurers.


CRESTA zones map data
for Argentina

CRESTA zones were originally developed as a joint project of the Swiss Reinsurance Company, the Gerling-Konzern Globale Reinsurance Company and the Munich Reinsurance Company. Europa Technologies was part of the original team who brought the standard into the digital mapping era and has maintained a CRESTA zone map data product longer than any other vendor.

Insurance professionals need accurate and reliable maps and databases. In today’s times of climate change, demand has increased for location intelligence to manage risks and reduce exposure. Our CRESTA zones map data for Argentina offers insurers an important basis for aggregated risk assessment, exposure management and reinsurance negotiation & reporting.

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Flag of ArgentinaArgentina – Quick facts

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Situated in the southern half of South America, the Argentine Republic is the second largest country in the continent and the largest Spanish speaking country in the world. It shares land borders with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay, and has a south Atlantic coastline. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, South Georgia, the Falkland Islands and the South Sandwich Islands. The capital is Buenos Aires.
The Incan Empire extended into the northwest, and Spanish colonisation occurred in the 1500s. After battles for independence and civil war, Argentina became a federation in 1861 and relative peace and stability followed.
By the 1900s, Argentina’s economy had become one of the most successful in the world. The Great Depression in 1930s, and a coup, caused it to recede into political instability and economic decline. In 1946, the populist, Juan Peron, became leader, nationalised much of the industry and began a programme of suppression. For years Argentina was in turmoil, with various military coups, juntas and state terrorism. Democracy returned in the 1980s but was haunted by Peronist policies. A conservative leader was finally democratically elected in 2015. Today, Argentina is a federal constitutional republic and representative democracy. It is a federation of twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires.
A regional power, and developing economy, it remains a country with vast amounts of unrealised economic potential, particularly with its wealth of mineral resources. Manufacturing is a significant component of industrial Argentina. Much of it is derived from its agricultural past, such as tobacco, food processing and leather. Other industries include automotive, steel, plastics, textiles, glass and the important wine industry. Tourism is a growth area. Argentina’s print media industry is very highly developed.
Argentinians refer to the country as “cristol de razas” (melting pot), as it is so distinctly a country of immigrants. So many ethnic strata make up the population, from the indigenous peoples to colonisers from Spain, slaves brought from Africa and then massive immigration waves from Europe, especially from Italy and Spain. The number of immigrants 1850-1950, was second only to the USA. Today, Syrians, Lebanese, Chinese, Koreans and Japanese have added to the national diversity of Argentina. 92% of the population lives in or around cities.
The culture of Argentina is depicted in the variety of its food and cuisine. Famous for its beef, Argentina has the highest consumption of red meat in the world. It is renowned for rich and varied architectural styles, a wealth of great literature, classical and traditional music and a thriving film industry. Buenos Aires is one of the great theatre capitals of the world and Argentina is known worldwide for the tango. Soccer is hugely important, but the national sport is pato.
On the world stage, Argentina is a member of the United Nations, G20, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and is a candidate for OECD.

Global CRESTA Plus

Global CRESTA Plus is our digital implementation of the CRESTA standard. Given a location in Argentina, the product enables applications to look up the applicable CRESTA zone and then analyse/present aggregate risk across a portfolio. Applications can be further enhanced by adding a variety of natural hazard data sets such as earthquake locations, storm paths, meteorological, geological and insurance-specific statistical data.

Global CRESTA Plus can be licensed just for Argentina, by continent or world-wide.


High & low resolutions zones

In accordance with the published standard, Global CRESTA Plus is available in high and low resolution versions. Please note that both products are at the same scale and accuracy, but the high resolution version contains more granular zones which are generally required for catastrophe modelling applications using CRESTA zones.

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Available through viaEuropa

CRESTA Zones for Argentina is available through viaEuropa – the award-winning hosted map and API platform from Europa Technologies.

viaEuropa delivers high quality, fully maintained, digital maps and location data directly to your web applications, desktop GIS and mobile apps. Use viaEuropa to drive location intelligent solutions quickly, easily and efficiently.

Utilise the viaEuropa API service to look-up the high/low resolution CRESTA zone ID for any location in Argentina, or use the WMTS/WMS service to visualise your locations on a CRESTA zone map.


Data formats & delivery

CRESTA zones map data for Argentina is available in the following popular GIS formats:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

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