Error parsing geopoint – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while trying to parse a geopoint. This could be due to incorrect formatting or invalid data. To resolve this, ensure that the geopoint data is in the correct format, either as a string (“lat,lon”), an array ([lon,lat]), or an object ({lat: lat, lon: lon}). Also, verify that the latitude and longitude values are valid, i.e., latitude should be between -90 and 90, and longitude should be between -180 and 180.

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

Log Context

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

 parser.nextToken(); // start object
 parser.nextToken(); // field name
 parser.nextToken(); // field value
 return parseGeoPoint(parser; ignoreZValue);
 } catch (IOException ex) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("error parsing geopoint"; ex);
 }  /**
 * Represents the point of the geohash cell that should be used as the value of geohash


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