CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Egypt

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Egypt

CRESTA zones map data for Egypt 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 Egypt

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

Flag of EgyptEgypt – Quick facts

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Situated in north-east Africa and crossing into south-west Asia with the Sinai Peninsula, the Arab Republic of Egypt is a transcontinental country. It shares land borders with Gaza, Israel, Sudan and Libya and coastline along the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It is the largest of the Arab countries and the capital city is Cairo.
With one of the longest histories of any country, Egypt is famed for being one of the ancient cradles of civilization. Modern Egypt was established in 1922 when it gained independence from the British Empire, as a monarchy. Following revolution in 1952, it was declared a republic. A few years later it joined with Syria to form the United Arab Republic, which was disbanded in 1961. The second half of the twentieth century was peppered with social, religious and political unrest and violence. There were numerous armed conflicts with Israel, and occupation of the Gaza Strip. In 1978, the Camp David Agreement was signed and Egypt withdrew from Gaza and recognised Israel. Egypt continues to face internal challenges, from revolution in 2011 to political unrest and economic instability. The country is run as a semi-presidential republic, divided into twenty-seven governates.
Whilst much of Egypt is desert, the country has grown up along the River Nile and its economy still relies on the contribution from agriculture. The construction of the 1970 Aswan Dam and resulting Lake Nasser has removed reliance on the Nile, considerably. However, tourism, oil and petroleum related industries (including revenue from the Suez Canal) and remittances from Egyptians working overseas, are key contributors to the economy. Other than the petroleum industry, Egypt’s main exports include steel and cement, textiles, ceramics and citrus fruits. Wealth is not evenly distributed in Egypt and corruption is considered by many to have hindered its economy. Egypt is the most populated country in in North Africa and the Middle East. Urbanisation is increasing (very densely in Cairo, Alexandria and other cities around the Nile delta), although rural and urban living is currently evenly divided.
Cultural wealth is hugely important to Egypt. Ancient Egypt witnessed developments in architecture and construction, writing, agriculture, religion and government. The country is home to the Great Pyramid at Giza, which is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World remaining today. Egyptian culture has reflected its geographical position and has developed over the centuries with influence from the Arab world, Africa and Europe. It is a cultural trend-setter for the Arab world. Art and architecture, literature and poetry, especially vernacular poetry, are the cultural mainstays of Egypt, which is considered to be the home of the belly-dance. It has a vibrant media and cinema scene. Soccer is the most popular sport.
On the world stage, Egypt is a member of the United Nations. It is a regional power and is a member of the Arab League and the African Union.

Global CRESTA Plus

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

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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 Egypt
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Available through viaEuropa

CRESTA Zones for Egypt 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 Egypt, 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 Egypt 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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