CRESTA zones and GfK boundary data

Turn information into insights

CRESTA zones give insurers, reinsurers, modelers, regulators and other industry professionals a universal global standard for analyzing, aggregating and exchanging risk-related insights. Link your information to a worldwide boundary structure to pinpoint trends and then share results with unmatched accuracy and speed.

Created in collaboration with PERILS CRESTA AG, the current CRESTA zones offer coverage of 137 countries and are based on GfK’s global map set of postal and administrative boundaries 2019. In order to quantify the area changes resulting from GfK’s regular map updates with regard to the current CRESTA version, we continuously provide CRESTA Assignment Tables.

How you benefit
  • Analyze & aggregate risk – worldwide 

    Turn information into insights by aggregating and comparing your risk data in 137 countries.

  • Carry out insurance applications 

    Select from two zone resolutions to analyze exposures, model catastrophes, underwrite policies, adjust premiums, track loss volumes and more.

  • Plan using reliable boundaries 

    CRESTA zone boundaries fit together seamlessly, without gaps or overlaps. This supports error-free and robust analyses.

  • Share insights while protecting privacy 

    Safeguard sensitive information and comply with data privacy laws thanks to aggregation options.

  • Avoid errors along coastlines 

    Manually digitized boundaries along coastlines ensure waterfront buildings and real estate fall within the zone structure. 

As a globally adopted standard for the exchange of insurance data, CRESTA zones play a critical role in both assessing risk and communicating insights. GfK's proven cartographic expertise and high-quality geodata ensure that this important product meets the evolving demands of the insurance industry.

Luzi Hitz

Highlights of the 2019 CRESTA zones

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