CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Colombia

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Colombia

CRESTA zones map data for Colombia 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

CRESTA zones map data
for Colombia

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 Colombia offers insurers an important basis for aggregated risk assessment, exposure management and reinsurance negotiation & reporting.

Flag of ColombiaColombia – Quick facts

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The Republic of Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America. It is bordered by Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Panama and has coastline along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The capital city is Bogota.
Colombia was inhabited by various indigenous peoples, until colonisation by the Spanish in the 1500s. With independence from Spain in 1819, Colombia emerged as the United Provinces of New Granada, and the Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Since the 1960s, Colombia has suffered armed conflict and political violence. This increased markedly, but since 2005, there have been great improvements in stability and security. Colombia is run as a president participatory democratic republic, with thirty-two departments and the Capital District of Bogotá.
With one of the most prosperous economies in South America, Colombia is rich in natural resources, with substantial oil reserves, coal mines and emerald, gold, silver and platinum mines. Formerly a strongly agrarian economy, production of fruit, sugar and forest products now make up much of the agricultural sector. It is now a diversified economy. Industrial products for export include electronics, pharmaceuticals and glass. The financial sector is growing, along with tourism.
Colombia is heavily urbanised but has a very stratified society where the traditionally rich families of Spanish descent have gained from mining prosperity. This disparity has caused dissent among the majority mixed-race people. Colombia’s ethnically diverse population descended from original native inhabitants, Spanish, African slaves and European and Middle Eastern immigrants, constitutes the third highest in South America. Spanish is the main language, but a further seventy languages are spoken.
Situated at the crossroads of Central and South America, Colombia has the second highest level of bio-diversity in the world. Its lands encompass mountains, grasslands, desert and rainforest, and it is the only country in South American with coastline/islands in both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Its geography and diverse people have influenced the wealth and variety of Colombia’s cultural heritage, especially reflected in its cuisine. Home to a variety of artistic, literary and architectural styles, reflecting all influences, Colombia is also famed for its vibrant musical heritage. Soccer is very popular, although tejo is the national sport.
On the world stage it is a member of the United Nations, OECD and the Pacific Alliance.

Global CRESTA Plus

Global CRESTA Plus is our digital implementation of the CRESTA standard. Given a location in Colombia, 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 Colombia, by continent or world-wide.

Global CRESTA Plus
CRESTA Zones

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.

CRESTA Zones Map Data for Colombia
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Available through viaEuropa

CRESTA Zones for Colombia 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 Colombia, or use the WMTS/WMS service to visualise your locations on a CRESTA zone map.

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viaEuropa

Data formats & delivery

CRESTA zones map data for Colombia 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.

Orders, Formats & Delivery

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Global CRESTA Plus helps brokers and reinsurers assess and present natural hazard risk, based on CRESTA zones, using the system established by the world’s leading reinsurers. It enables applications to quickly establish the CRESTA zone and then analyse/present aggregate risk across a portfolio. Global CRESTA Plus offers insurers an important basis for aggregated risk assessment, exposure management and reinsurance negotiation and reporting.

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