CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Nigeria

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Nigeria

CRESTA zones map data for Nigeria 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 Nigeria

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

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Flag of NigeriaNigeria – Quick facts

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Situated on the west coast of Africa, and bordering Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin, the Federal Republic of Nigeria has the highest population in Africa. The capital city is Abuja but Lagos is the most highly populated city in Africa.
Nigeria is a federal republic and divided in to thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The modern state of Nigeria took its territorial shape and formation in 1914, but since independence in 1960 it has lurched from one military coup to another, achieving democratic elected leadership since 1999. Nigeria is a multi-national state comprising over 250 ethnic groups, and over 500 languages. It is roughly divided into Muslim territories in the north, and Christian ones in the south. Around half of its population is under eighteen years of age.
Referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, Nigeria has the largest economy in the continent, although the consequences of instability caused by separatist activities have affected the economy. It is considered an emerging market and a regional power. One of the largest producers of oil, Nigeria’s economy is driven largely by the service sector, but industry and agriculture still play an enormous role, with nearly 70% of the labour force employed within the agricultural sector. It has a highly developed financial services sector, but tourism is relatively immature and tends to be event-led.
Nigeria is culturally very mixed, and shaped by the number of ethnic groups. It has had a huge influence on the modern African music scene. It is well known for its literature, especially modern literature, and the film industry is thriving. The national sport is football.
On the world stage, Nigeria is a member of the United Nations, a founding member of the African Union, a member of the MINT group of countries (next emerging economies) and a member of OPEC.

Global CRESTA Plus

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


Data formats & delivery

CRESTA zones map data for Nigeria 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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