Location Address Fields

You can select the area, sub area, and CRESTA zone from lists populated with values based on the selected ISO 2-character Country code and, in the case of the Sub Area field, based on the selected CRESTA zone. When countries have both area and CRESTA zone information, the Sub Area field displays values only when there is a dependency between the CRESTA or Area fields and the Sub Area fields. (This change does not apply to 3-character offshore country codes.) In addition, the address columns have been rearranged in the user interface: Street, City, Country, Area, CRESTA, Sub Area, Postal, Geocode Match Level, Latitude, and Longitude.

  If you select a country, such as “Togo”, for which there is no information in the AIR Geography database, and you then select the Area, CRESTA Zone, or Sub Area field, the list displays a blank field in which you cannot manually enter data. The only way that you can enter data in those columns is to make sure that they are included in the import file.

When you change the Country (ISO Code) in the Locations grid, Touchstone automatically clears the Area (State), Sub Area (County) and Postal fields. When you change the Area (State) field, Touchstone automatically clears the Sub Area (County) and Postal fields. When you change the Sub Area (County) field, Touchstone automatically clears the Postal field.

If you change higher resolution address data, such as the latitude or longitude, Touchstone does not automatically backfill the lower resolution address data, such as the Area (State) value.

You can select an item from a list by (1) clicking the item or (2) by scrolling through the list until the item you want to select is highlighted and then pressing Enter. For example, select United States in the Country (ISO Code) column. Then, in the Area (State) column, click the down arrow and then select Washington. Or, click the down arrow and then, when the list is displayed, use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to scroll through the list until the item you want to select is highlighted. Then press Enter.

The following table describes the Touchstone location fields related to the address of this location:

  For detailed information about supplying address data for locations, including the minimum and maximum geographic resolutions that Touchstone supports for each modeled country, see Using Geocoding in Touchstone on the AIR Client Portal.

Field

Description

Validation Rules

Default Value

Street

Street on which this location is located

 

For offshore platforms, this field corresponds to the complete area definition, which is a combination of the platform's protraction, block, and structure name.

       Optional

       Can contain up to 255 characters

 

City

City in which this location is located

 

For offshore platforms, this field corresponds to the location's AIR ID, which is a unique AIR-assigned identification number for the platform.

       Optional

       Can contain up to 255 characters

 

Country (ISO Code)

ISO country code of the country in which this location is located

See the list of valid ISO country codes, including offshore region codes.

       Required if you are creating a new record or editing an existing record

       Can contain a valid country code or up to 255 characters for a country name

       Defaults to a value in the Touchstone user interface

United States

Area (State)

Area (state) in which this location is located

For lists of the area codes for each supported country, see CRESTA and Area Codes.

       Optional

       Can contain up to 15 characters for an area code or up to 255 characters for an area name

 

Sub Area (County)

Sub area in which this location is located

       Optional

       Can contain up to 15 characters for a sub area code or up to 255 characters for a sub area name

 

Sub Area 2

Sub area in which this location is located (for use with France, Japan, Mexico, and New Zealand)

       Optional

       Can contain up to 15 characters for a sub area 2 code or up to 255 characters for a sub area 2 name

 

CRESTA Zone

CRESTA zone in which this location is located

 

When entering CRESTA codes, aggregate locations to use one location record (with the appropriate number of risks) for each unique combination of CRESTA, construction, occupancy, etc. Whenever possible, avoid having one location for each risk in a CRESTA zone.

 

The Catastrophe Risk Evaluating and Standardizing Target Accumulations organization is an independent body for the technical management of natural hazard coverage. See www.cresta.org for more information about this organization.

 

For lists of the CRESTA codes for each supported country, see CRESTA and Area Codes.

       Optional

       Can contain up to 15 characters for a CRESTA zone code or up to 255 characters for a CRESTA zone name

 

Postal

Postal code of the postal area in which this location is located

 

For offshore platforms, this field corresponds to the block.

       Optional

       Can contain up to 15 characters for a postal code or up to 255 characters for a postal area name

 

Geocode Match Level

Indicates the accuracy of the latitude and longitude assigned to this location

 

See Using Geocoding in Touchstone on the AIR Client Portal.

Read only

 

Latitude

Latitude (degrees north) of this location

 

If this location is south of the equator, enter the latitude as a negative number.

       Optional

       Defaults to a value in the Touchstone user interface

       Can be a numeric value between -90.00 and 90.00, inclusive

       Should include at least two decimal places

 

Longitude

Longitude (degrees east) of this location

 

If this location is west of the Greenwich meridian, enter the longitude as a negative number.

       Optional

       Defaults to a value in the Touchstone user interface

       Can be a numeric value between -180.00 and 180.00, inclusive

       Should include at least two decimal places

 

User Geocode Match Level

Indicates the user-specified accuracy of the latitude and longitude assigned to this location. Touchstone does not use user-specified geocode match levels for geocoding.

See Using Geocoding in Touchstone on the AIR Client Portal.

       Optional

 

 


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Touchstone 4.0 Updated August 28, 2018