CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Panama

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Panama

CRESTA zones map data for Panama 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 Panama

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

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Flag of PanamaPanama – Quick facts

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The Republic of Panama is situated in Central America, right at the crossroads of the continents of North and South America. It shares land borders with Costa Rica and Colombia, and coastline along the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The capital is Panama City.
Inhabited by indigenous tribes until the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500s, Panama gained independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821 and joined the Republic of Gran Colombia, seceding in 1903. Panama is now a presidential representative democratic republic, divided into ten provinces.
The strategic significance of Panama’s location has ensured its attention from USA. It was with American support that Panama successfully parted from Gran Colombia. As a result, Panama allowed US Army Engineers to undertake the construction of the Panama Canal, which was completed in 1914. It remained under US control until 1999.
Revenue from the canal is a massive contributor to Panama’s growing economy, with around 15,000 vessels every year using the waterway to move between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The service sector is a growing addition to the economy, especially banking, commerce and tourism. Controlled mining for copper and gold is also important.
Around 40% of Panama’s land is covered in jungle - the second largest rainforest in the western hemisphere. Heavily urbanised, half of Panama’s population lives in and around Panama City. Despite its growing economy, there is a marked disparity between rich and poor. It retains infamy as a tax haven and for drug trafficking.
With strong European and American influences, Panama’s national sport is baseball. Music is European in influence but strong folk tradition endures.
On the world stage Panama is a member of the United Nations and the Organisation of American States.

Global CRESTA Plus

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


Data formats & delivery

CRESTA zones map data for Panama 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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