CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Israel

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Israel

CRESTA zones map data for Israel 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 Israel

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

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Situated in western Asia, the State of Israel shares land borders with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt, as well as the Palestinian territories of West Bank and Gaza. Its coastlines run along the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Israel is the only country in the world with a majority Jewish population and defines itself as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The economic capital city is Tel Aviv, but the seat of government is in Jerusalem.
Israel was one of the earliest lands to be settled out of Africa. Its significance historically, religiously and culturally is huge. It was incorporated into empires ranging from the Neo-Babylonian Empire and the Roman Empire, through domination during the crusades by Christian as well as Muslim rule. In the 1500s it became absorbed into the Ottoman Empire. The late nineteenth century witnessed the establishment of Zionism amongst Jewish people and supporting of the concept of the return to a Jewish homeland in Palestine, traditionally known by the Jewish population as the Land of Israel. The exodus of displaced Jews from Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century began this migration to modern-day Israel. After WWII the United Nations recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states and the State of Israel declared independence. Since then, Israel has been in a state of war and unrest with Palestinian and Arab neighbours. Despite years of mediation and some peace treaties, a full resolution has not been reached. Israel is a parliamentary democracy, divided into six main administrative districts.
Israel has high levels of education and its resulting technology boom and economic diversity, and success has paid testament to this. After USA, Israel has the second largest number of start-up companies. It is limited on natural resources but has intensified its agricultural offering to become largely self-sufficient. It exports cut diamonds, chemicals, industrial equipment, and textiles. It is a major research and development hub and a major innovator in water conservation. Tourism - particularly religious tourism - also contributes heavily to the economy. Israel is very heavily urbanised with over 90% of the population residing in or around cities.
The cultural heritage of Israel is rich and has influences from the Arab world, the ancient world and the rest of the world due to the Jewish diaspora. It is the only country which follows the Hebrew calendar. Israel is home to the greatest number of museums, per capita, than any other country and is the guardian of the history of Jewish peoples-ranging from The Dead Sea Scrolls to the Holocaust. There is a strong music tradition in Israel, with global influence in abundance. Hebrew is the official language and poetry is a strong literary medium. The leading sports are soccer, basketball and chess.
On the world stage Israel 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 Israel, 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 Israel, 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 Israel 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 Israel, or use the WMTS/WMS service to visualise your locations on a CRESTA zone map.


Data formats & delivery

CRESTA zones map data for Israel 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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