CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Hong Kong

CRESTA zones map data for Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong

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

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Situated on the eastern Pearl River Delta, on China’s southern coast with the South China Sea, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China, is defined as a city and administrative region. Thirty-seven miles east of Macau, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Incorporated into China during the Qin dynasty, Hong Kong was established as a Portuguese trading post before it became a British colony in 1841. It expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860, and further still when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. Hong Kong was occupied by the Japanese in WWII, with British administration resuming after the war. It was transferred to China in 1997.
Today, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems to mainland China, following the principle of ‘’one country, two systems’’. The governing regime, however, is not fully representative of the Hong Kong population. It is divided into eighteen districts, each with its own council.
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most significant financial centres and commercial ports. In the past it was a strong manufacturer, but its economy relies overwhelmingly on the service sector, much of it from the public sector. Shipping and tourism are important contributors.
Hong Kong has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world, and a highly developed, reliable public transport system. It generates most of its electricity locally.
Culturally diverse and a true hybrid of east and west, Hong Kong has developed its own cultural identity, despite the majority Chinese population. Since 1997, the majority of the population identifies as ‘’Hong Konger’’. Traditional Chinese family values and sense of duty prevail.
“Cantopop” or Hong Kong style of pop music, emerged in the 1970s and still remains strong. Food is predominantly Cantonese in origin. The film industry was always strong in Hong Kong but has declined significantly since 1997. Sport and recreation are key components of Hong Kong life and it hosts a number of important events, including Dragon boat racing, rugby sevens, tennis and equestrian events.
On the world stage, whilst not a country in its own right, Hong Kong participates in a number of organisations such as APEC, the IMF and Interpol.

Global CRESTA Plus

Global CRESTA Plus is our digital implementation of the CRESTA standard. Given a location in Hong Kong, 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 Hong Kong, 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 Hong Kong
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Available through viaEuropa

CRESTA Zones for Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong, 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 Hong Kong 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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