CRESTA Zones Map Data
for Saudi Arabia

CRESTA zones map data for Saudi Arabia 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

CRESTA zones map data
for Saudi Arabia

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

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is situated in western Asia and occupies the majority of the Arabian Peninsula. It shares land borders with Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen. Its coastline runs along both the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The capital is Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is also home to Mecca and Medina, the two most important cities of Islam.
Archaeologists have discovered some of the earliest human traces in the land which constitutes modern-day Saudi Arabia. It was home to ancient civilizations, as well as the Prophet Muhammed, founder of Islam, who united the lands of Arabia to form a single Islamic unit, in the seventh century which expanded after his death. There followed tribal rule in various areas and some Ottoman control over the centuries. In 1727, Muhammed bin Saud, leader of the Saud dynasty joined forces with the strict Sunni Islam religious leader, Muhammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab. This alliance formed the basis of Saudi Arabian rule for posterity. Disputes and revolution in the early twentieth century were resolved and in 1932 the two separate kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd were united as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Today the country is an absolute monarchy, where no political parties or national elections are permitted. Governmental ministries are kept within the royal family as are the governorships of the thirteen regions which make up the country.
The discovery of oil in 1938 led to Saudi Arabia becoming the second largest oil producer and largest exporter in the world. Its wealth has been built around oil. Saudi Arabia’s agricultural industry is important, and it is a large exporter of wheat. Tourism contributes towards the economy, but it comprises pilgrimage-led revenue. Population has grown rapidly since the 1950s and over half of Saudi Arabia’s young population is under twenty-five. It is estimated that around 30% of the population is foreign nationals and around 38% immigrants. Heavily urbanised, the majority live in or around cities. Saudi Arabia’s observance of equality and human rights is often challenged.
Saudi Arabian culture is derived from Bedouin tradition and strict following of the tenets of Islam. This is evident across all aspects of society. Drumming, dance and falconry are important aspects of Saudi Arabian culture. It is home to six UNESCO World Heritage sites. Soccer is the main sport and female participation is sport has been very restricted for religious reasons, although this has eased slightly.
On the world stage, Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia, 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 Saudi Arabia, by continent or world-wide.

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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.

CRESTA Zones Map Data for Saudi Arabia
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Available through viaEuropa

CRESTA Zones for Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia, or use the WMTS/WMS service to visualise your locations on a CRESTA zone map.

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Data formats & delivery

CRESTA zones map data for Saudi Arabia 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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