Can’t round a geo_shape – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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 and aggregations.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

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

public abstract MultiGeoShapeValues geoShapeValues(LeafReaderContext context); 
 public Function roundingPreparer(IndexReader reader) throws IOException {
 throw new AggregationExecutionException("can't round a [geo_shape]");
 public DocValueBits docsWithValue(LeafReaderContext context) throws IOException {
 MultiGeoShapeValues values = geoShapeValues(context);


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