CRESTA zones map data for France 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 France
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 France offers insurers an important basis for aggregated risk assessment, exposure management and reinsurance negotiation & reporting.
The French Republic is situated in western Europe, with Paris as its capital. It comprises metropolitan France, divided into thirteen regions, five others which are overseas: French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Mayotte and Martinique plus other Pacific and Indian Ocean islands.
It is a unitary semi-presidential republic; by land mass, the third largest country in Europe (after Russia and Ukraine), with a very similar population to the United Kingdom.
France is renowned for its cultural heritage, especially the arts, fashion and food. It is the highest ranked tourist destination and is an important player in the banking and insurance industries.
As a developed country, it retains an important standing in global affairs. It is a member of the United Nations (permanent member of UN Security Council), G7 and NATO, as well as a founding member of the European Union.
Global CRESTA Plus
Global CRESTA Plus is our digital implementation of the CRESTA standard. Given a location in France, 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 France, by continent or world-wide.
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 for France 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 France, or use the WMTS/WMS service to visualise your locations on a CRESTA zone map.
CRESTA zones map data for France is available in the following popular GIS formats:
Esri File GeoDatabase
MapInfo TAB (Extended)
All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.
Global CRESTA Plus
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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Do get in touch if you would like more details about CRESTA Zones for France (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.