CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Macau

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Macau

CRESTA zones map data for Macau 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 Macau

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

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Flag of MacauMacau – Quick facts

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Macau (or Macao) is officially the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. It is, like Hong Kong a city and special administrative region (SAR), situated in the western Pearl Delta of China’s southern coast by the South China Sea. Macau is 32 miles west of Hong Kong and is the most densely populated region in the world.
Part of the Ming dynasty’s lands, Macau was leased to Portugal in the mid-1500s. Portugal later gained colonial rights and Macau was under Portuguese rule until 1999, when it was transferred to China.
As a special administrative region of China, Macau follows the ‘’one country, two systems’’ approach, and maintains separate governing and economic systems. It is governed by an executive-led system, reflecting rule from its days as a Portuguese colony. Macau is divided into seven parishes for governing purposes.
Macau’s economy is a service economy based on casino gambling and tourism. Casino u[gambling is illegal in mainland China and Hong Kong, thereby giving Macau a regional monopoly. Its gambling industry is seven times larger than Las Vegas. Tourism wealth is largely based on Chinese tourists heading to the “Las Vegas of the East”. The importance of export manufacturing (cotton textiles, toys and electronics) to Macau’s economy has declined, although it is still a nominal contributor.
Highly urbanised, two-thirds of the land built on in Macau has been reclaimed from the sea. Per capita Macau is a wealthy region, but despite this, there is a marked wealth disparity. The merging of Chinese and Portuguese style, religions and traditions has contributed towards a rich culture. Architecturally fascinating, the unique blend of architectural styles in Macau’s centre led to its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2005. However, there is much criticism levied against urban planners in Macau and their failure to protect this architectural heritage. The uniqueness of marrying Portuguese and Chinese heritage is evident in the cuisine of Macau. Sport is important and Macau has hosted a number of major sporting events, including the Macau Grand Prix.
Macau has six sister-cities around the world as well as a number of cultural affiliations with other cities.

Global CRESTA Plus

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


Data formats & delivery

CRESTA zones map data for Macau 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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