Catalog Viewer FAQ
What is Catalog Viewer?
Catalog Viewer, a cloud-native web product, enables you to visualize and interrogate data from Verisk’s tropical cyclone stochastic catalogs instantly, with full tracks, intensity footprints, and premium data sets available for each storm, and filter results to your area of interest.
What can I do with Catalog Viewer?
- View thousands of storms from the Northwest Pacific and in the Caribbean with 10 of our 10K catalogs
- Log in anywhere, anytime, thanks to our web-based application
- Select your own SSEs, enabling you to make quicker business decisions during real-time events
- Get a look at industry losses immediately within Catalog Viewer (U.S. hurricane only)
- Access full tracks and intensity footprints, as well as hourly point data for each SSE
- Only view selected events that apply to your portfolio
- Further analyze events for model validation
- Easily export a subset of storms for further analysis in Touchstone® or Touchstone Re™
How can Catalog Viewer help my organization?
- Be prepared for the worst by quickly visualizing your risk to help you make informed business decisions more quickly
- Manage your real-time risk, perform your own analytics, and select related similar stochastic events (SSEs) from Verisk’s models in seconds
- Drill into subsets of storms or even examine individual storms for model validation
What catalogs are available in Catalog Viewer?
Currently, Catalog Viewer includes the following stochastic catalogs:
- U.S. Hurricane 10K – WSST*
- Caribbean Tropical Cyclone 10K – WSST*
- Central America Tropical Cyclone 10K – WSST*
- Mexico Tropical Cyclone 10K – WSST*
- Japan Typhoon 10K
- China Typhoon 10K
- South Korea Typhoon 10K
- Southeast Asia Typhoon 10K
- Indian Tropical Cyclone 10K
- Australian Tropical Cyclone 10K
There are plans to continue to expand this list by including additional catalogs in future releases.
Will Catalog Viewer ever include other perils?
Yes. Additional perils will be included in subsequent releases, likely beginning with wildfire and earthquake.
What real-time data is currently available?
Catalog Viewer currently includes two sources of real-time data. Exclusively for the U.S., Tropical Cyclone Advisories issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will be available in Catalog Viewer as a map layer to help visualize a hurricane’s track in near real time. Shortly after a Tropical Cyclone Advisory on a storm is published by the NHC, it will become available in Catalog Viewer.
Global Real-Time Storm Tracks are also available now wherever there is an active storm across the globe. This data allows you to overlay map layers of the latest forecast track, observed track and position, forecast error cone, and forecast wind footprints.
Can we filter by industry loss amount?
Yes. Filter by or find industry losses instantaneously in Catalog Viewer for the 10K catalog’s simulated events. You can see either the combined industry loss of the entire storm, or you can see the industry loss broken down into state-level losses for a quick glimpse at your potential oncoming risk. This is currently only available for the U.S. Hurricane 10K WSST Catalog. We are planning to add this feature to more catalogs in future releases.
Can we export the event’s data?
Yes, exporting the event’s track, intensity, and landfall information is possible; however, exporting an event’s hourly data is not.
Does Catalog Viewer have public APIs?
Catalog Viewer now offers access to their API which will provide you with the ability to track and monitor events in real time and built-in API key support. The API endpoints allow you to programmatically define the event parameters and investigate similar events available in the stochastic catalogs.
Will Catalog Viewer be integrated with Touchstone and Touchstone Re?
In the short term, Catalog Viewer will not be directly integrated with Touchstone and Touchstone Re because it is a cloud-native product; however, a subset of storms selected in Catalog Viewer can be exported into Touchstone and Touchstone Re. If you currently license the Geospatial Analytics Module, you can export the intensity files into Touchstone as well.