CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Qatar

CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Qatar

CRESTA zones map data for Qatar 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 Qatar

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

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Flag of QatarQatar – Quick facts

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One of the wealthiest countries in the world, the State of Qatar is situated in western Asia, on the north-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. It shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia and coastline on the Persian Gulf. The capital city is Doha.
Historically Qatar has always been an important point on trading routes. It came under Bahraini and Saudi rule in the eighteenth century and then under Ottoman rule from 1871-1915, after which it became a British protectorate. Qatar became fully independent in 1971. It is now a semi-constitutional monarchy and divided into eight municipalities. The hereditary Qatari monarch retains so much power that the style of government is virtually an absolute monarchy.
Qatar has transformed from being one of the poorest of the gulf states, reliant mainly on fishing and pearl fishing and trading, to one of the world’s wealthiest. Oil was discovered in 1939 and has been responsible for the economic transformation. Qatar holds 13% of the world’s oil and gas resources. It is the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, but its high emissions of carbon dioxide are to its cost. Qatar has one of the fastest growing tourism sectors and is investing heavily in this market. It is estimated that only around 12% of the population are Qatari nationals. Most of the population live in or around Doha and the country has extremely low unemployment, and a sophisticated infrastructure.
Qatari culture is significantly influenced by Islam. Bedouin poetry, music, song and dance are important elements to its cultural heritage. Qatar has invested heavily in museums and art galleries and the country is one of the biggest investors in art by value. The influential Al Jazeera Media Network is owned by the Qatari government. Soccer is the most popular sport, enhanced further by Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar now hosts other sports, including tennis, squash and cycling.
On the world stage Qatar is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League and OPEC.

Global CRESTA Plus

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


Data formats & delivery

CRESTA zones map data for Qatar 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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