CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Ecuador

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Ecuador

CRESTA zones map data for Ecuador 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 Ecuador

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

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Flag of EcuadorEcuador – Quick facts

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Situated in the northwest of South America, the Republic of Ecuador is bordered by Colombia and Peru, with a Pacific coastline. Ecuador’s territory also includes the Galapagos Islands, which lie in the Pacific Ocean, 1000 kms to the west. The capital city is Quito, which is the second-highest capital city in the world.
In the heartland of various Andean civilisations and with territory which became part of the Inca Empire, Ecuador was colonised by the Spanish in the sixteenth century. It achieved independence from Spain in 1820 although to varying degrees, Peru and Colombia laid claim to Ecuador. Finally, however, it emerged as a sovereign state in 1830. Nothing was straightforward while Ecuador tried to establish its territorial borders, it underwent years of negotiation with its neighbours, along with war with Peru in the twentieth century. A treaty ending disputes was signed between the two countries in 1998. After a period of military government in 1970s, Ecuador returned to democracy in 1979. It is now a representative democratic, presidential republic and divided into twenty-four provinces.
Strongly dependent upon agriculture and commodities (especially petroleum), Ecuador has a developing economy. Oil accounts for over 40% of Ecuador’s exports. Bananas (it is the world’s largest exporter), shrimp, cut flowers, timber, coffee and shrimp are important exports. Mining wealth includes antimony and gold. Industry includes metallurgy, processed foods and furniture. The service sector is growing, especially tourism which is able to capitalise on the rich array of Ecuador’s landscape, flora and fauna.
Urbanisation is growing, and around two-thirds of the population are now city dwellers. Ethnically diverse and descended from native populations, Spanish, African and other Europeans, Ecuador is a real tapestry of cultures. Spanish is the official language, but over thirteen others are recognised.
Mainstream culture is derived from Ecuador’s “mestizo” majority- mixed Amerindian/Spanish ancestry. This is evident in literature, art, food and a wide range of music. Soccer is the main sport.
On the world stage, Ecuador 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 Ecuador, 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 Ecuador, 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 Ecuador 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 Ecuador, or use the WMTS/WMS service to visualise your locations on a CRESTA zone map.


Data formats & delivery

CRESTA zones map data for Ecuador 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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