CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Costa Rica

CRESTA Zones map data for Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica

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

Flag of Costa RicaCosta Rica – Quick Facts

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Situated in Central America, the Republic of Costa Rica shares land borders with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. Its coastline runs along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The capital is San José.
The Spanish conquered Costa Rica in 1500s, and it was part of that empire until nominal independence under the First Mexican Empire and then as a member of the Federal Republic of Central America. Costa Rica gained full independence in 1847. Since civil war in 1948, has been politically stable and abolished its standing army in 1949- one of few sovereign states to have done so. It is a unitary presidential constitutional republic, comprised of seven provinces divided into eighty-two cantons.
Costa Rica has a diversified economy. Traditionally it relied upon the production and export of agricultural goods, especially bananas and coffee. Costa Rica is a producer of pharmaceuticals, but the service sector now dominates with finance and tourism. Costa Rica is a pioneer of eco-tourism and is the most visited country in Central America and tourism now ranks as the country’s top earner.
Heavily urbanised, Costa Ricans (Ticos) generally enjoy a higher standard of living than other countries in Latin America, and corruption is low. As a country it ranks highly on the UN World Happiness Report. As the government does not invest in a standing army, additional resources have been utilised well in areas of public healthcare and education and the population enjoys a very high level of literacy. With a rich heritage, heavily influenced by Spanish colonial culture and Catholicism, Costa Rica is a diverse mix. Its cuisine is a real blend of influences. Visual art, music and dance are important components of Costa Rican culture. It has a strong media scene, and the press enjoys the highest levels of freedom in Latin America.
On the world stage Costa Rica is a member of the United Nations and the Organisation of American States.

Global CRESTA Plus

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

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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 Costa Rica
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Available through viaEuropa

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

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Data Formats & Delivery

CRESTA Zones map data for Costa Rica 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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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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Free Data Life Support

All data products supplied by Europa Technologies include free, world-class, lifetime support.

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Do get in touch if you would like more details about CRESTA Zones for Costa Rica (technical, licensing, pricing, etc.) or would like to arrange a personalised demo. Our product specialists will be happy to provide you with a free consultation.

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