Can t round a geo shape – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.9-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when you try to round a geo_shape field in Elasticsearch, which is not supported. Geo_shape fields store geographical data like polygons and points, and rounding them doesn’t make sense. To resolve this issue, you should avoid applying rounding functions to geo_shape fields. If you need to manipulate geo_shape data, consider using appropriate geo functions or transforming your data into a format that supports the operations you need.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” can’t round a [geo_shape] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, search, aggregations.

Log Context

Log “can’t round a [geo_shape]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 };  @Override
 protected Function roundingPreparer(AggregationContext context) {
 throw new AggregationExecutionException("can't round a [geo_shape]");
 }  public static class Fielddata extends GeoShapeValuesSource {  protected final IndexShapeFieldData indexFieldData;