Encountered more than one geo point value for a – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.11-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters multiple geo_point values for a single field. This is not allowed as each field is expected to have a single geo_point value. To resolve this, you can either ensure that each field only contains one geo_point value or change your data structure to allow multiple geo_point values by using a nested data type or an array of geo_point values. Also, check your mapping and indexing process to avoid duplication of geo_point values.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Encountered more than one geo_point value for a ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, aggregations, search.

Log Context

Log “Encountered more than one geo_point value for a” class name is GeoLineBucketedSort.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  if (docGeoPointValues.docValueCount() > 1) {
 throw new AggregationExecutionException("Encountered more than one geo_point value for a " +
 "single document. Use a script to combine multiple geo_point-values-per-doc into a single value.");
 }  if (index >= values.size()) {
 values = bigArrays.grow(values; index + 1);


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