Error parsing geometry – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.9-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while trying to parse geometric data. This could be due to incorrect formatting, invalid coordinates, or unsupported geometric shapes. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check the format of your geometric data to ensure it adheres to the correct syntax. 2) Validate your coordinates to ensure they are within the acceptable range. 3) Ensure you are using supported geometric shapes. 4) If you’re using a mapping, ensure it matches the data type of your geometric data.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” error parsing geometry ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “error parsing geometry” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else {
 return parse(parser);
 }  } catch (IOException | ParseException ex) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("error parsing geometry "; ex);
 }  private static boolean isPoint(Object value) {
 // can we do this better?


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