- Comprehensive implementation of latest CRESTA zones
- Includes Global Insight Plus base map
- High and low resolution versions
- Extensive places gazetteer
- Maintenance programme available
- Enterprise ready
New in Global CRESTA Plus v2019.1
- An increase to over 1.5 million named places
- Political updates to over 40 countries
- Updated 1st and 2nd level administrative boundaries
- Continued hi-resolution border improvements
- Time zones updated with DST for 2019/2020
- New: IMO Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSA) layer
- Updated Earthquakes layer
- Updated Exclusive Economic Zones layer
- Updated monthly (2018) cloud cover raster layers
- Cartographic styling improvements
Manage your CRESTA zones
Global CRESTA Plus helps brokers and reinsurers assess and present natural hazard risk, based on CRESTA zones, using 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. Global CRESTA Plus is an essential spatial database for the management of CRESTA zones.
CRESTA zones were originally developed as a joint project of Swiss Reinsurance Company, 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 the geospatial intelligence offered by digital mapping to manage risks and reduce exposure. Global CRESTA Plus offers insurers an important basis for aggregated risk assessment, exposure management and reinsurance negotiation & reporting.
Using CRESTA zones
Powered by Global CRESTA Plus, applications can be developed to allow users to search for policy location, establish the CRESTA zone and then analyse/present the 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.
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.
Significantly, CRESTA is an evolving standard with countries being newly zoned or redefined periodically. A significant overhaul of the standard was made in 2013. With annual maintenance programme, featuring quarterly updates, Global CRESTA Plus keeps track of these developments and the ever-changing world in general.
Developed with Michael Bauer International, Global CRESTA Plus is an independent implementation of the global standard and is not affiliated to the CRESTA organisation or CRESTA.org. It is the only known product to implement the CRESTA zones standard in the context of a well-maintained, up-to-date, political map.
CRESTA zone ID look-ups are also available via an easy-to-use web based service called Risk Insight.
Countries shown in red are covered by zones in the CRESTA 2013 standard
Global CRESTA Plus consists of the following inter-matching data layers:
- Current political map, 1:1m scale [regions]
- Current political map, 1:3m scale [regions]
- Country reference [points]
- Time zones [regions]
- Coastlines [polylines]
- International borders [polylines]
- 1st level administrative borders [polylines]
- 2nd level administrative borders [polylines]
- 2nd level administrative regions [regions]
- Places; 1.5m+ [points]
- Alternative names [points]
- Urban sprawls [regions]
- Points of Interest (POI) [points]
- Sea bathymetry [regions]
- Ocean Features [polylines]
- Drainage [regions, polylines & points]
- Airports [points]
- Ports [points]
- Roads [polylines]
- Railways [polylines]
- National Parks [regions]
- CRESTA zones regions [regions]
- CRESTA zones label points [points]
- CRESTA zone borders [polylines]
A number of useful backgrounds, grids and lines are also supplied in addition to flag images (GIF format) at two resolutions.
Global CRESTA Plus benefits by being part of the Expo Content Programme. Expo includes useful map layers, from Europa Technologies’ partners and selected third parties, covering a number of industries and subjects. Future releases will extend this bonus content offering.
|Earth Science||Earthquakes||Earthquake events from January 1973 to release dtae, including magnitude.|
|Earth Science||Plate Boundaries||Global tectonic plate boundaries (ridge, trench & transform).|
|Political||EEZ||Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).|
|Transportation||Flights||Global layer connecting departure/arrival airports for scheduled flights.|
Global CRESTA Plus is available in the following data formats:
- Esri File GeoDatabase
- Esri Shapefile
- MapInfo TAB / TAB Extended
Other major formats can be supported by special arrangement.
Delivery & Media
Global CRESTA Plus is supplied by online delivery with digitally signed installer.
Licensing & Pricing
All geo data products from Europa Technologies include free lifetime support.
Europa Technologies can tailor a package for Global CRESTA Plus to meet your specific needs. Please contact our consulting team (details below) to request a quotation.
Attractive licensing terms are available to organisations who wish to integrate Global CRESTA Plus into their own software products. Such applications are subject to a commercial agreement. Please contact our consulting team to discuss your requirements.
Global CRESTA Plus is provided subject to an End-User Licence Agreement (EULA).
Maintenance & Updates
In addition to the ever-changing world, the CRESTA standard has evolved and expanded in terms of countries covered. As it is usually essential for any professional organisation to keep their data assets up-to-date, Europa Technologies offer a cost effective annual maintenance option.
Further Information on Global CRESTA Plus
For further information, please contact our experienced consultants who will be happy to help you.
Telephone: +44 (0)1932 64 55 60 (direct)
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