CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Honduras

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Honduras

CRESTA zones map data for Honduras 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 Honduras

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

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Flag of HondurasHonduras – Quick facts

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The Republic of Honduras is situated in Central America. It shares borders with Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, and has coastline along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The capital city is Tegucigalpa.
Home to Mayan populations before Spanish colonisation in 1500s, Honduras gained independence from Spain in 1821. It participated in several failed attempts at Central American unity and has been a republic although years of political instability, corruption and military rule have inhibited its development. In the late 1800s, a number of American corporations invested in Honduran land. This led to a great deal of US corporate control over the country’s banana-based economy. The term “banana republic” was coined to refer to Honduras, and at one point its entire economy revolved around the fruit. Unrest, civil war and territory war with Nicaragua and El Salvador peppered the twentieth century. Honduras was dominated by the military until the mid-1980s, when a theoretical transition to free and fair elections took place. Unfortunately political instability does prevail. It is run as a presidential democratic representative republic and divided into eighteen departments.
One of the most unstable countries in Central America, Honduras is also one of the least developed. Its economy is heavily agricultural and it relies on production of coffee, fruit - especially bananas, and shrimp. Mining is important and its textiles industry is growing. Geographically susceptible to natural disasters, its agricultural-based economy has suffered some devastating losses, particularly with Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which took several years to recover from.
One of the poorest and most violent countries in Latin America, around two-thirds of the population live below the poverty line. The disparity between northern wealth and southern poverty is marked. Urbanisation is slowly increasing and a little over half of the people live in or around cities. Honduras has a population with a strong Amerindian/Spanish heritage. The main language is Spanish.
Honduras has a strong culture of music and art and soccer is the main sport.
Honduras is a member of the United Nations.

Global CRESTA Plus

Global CRESTA Plus is our digital implementation of the CRESTA standard. Given a location in Honduras, 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 Honduras, 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 Honduras 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 Honduras, or use the WMTS/WMS service to visualise your locations on a CRESTA zone map.


Data formats & delivery

CRESTA zones map data for Honduras 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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