Error parsing point – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse a geopoint data type due to incorrect formatting or invalid data. The geopoint data type requires specific latitude and longitude values. To resolve this issue, ensure that the geopoint data is correctly formatted, with valid latitude and longitude values. Also, check if the mapping of the field is correctly set to geopoint. If the error persists, reindex the data after correcting the geopoint values.

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

Log Context

Log “error parsing point” 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 parsePoint(parser; ignoreZValue);
 } catch (IOException ex) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("error parsing point"; ex);
 }  public static void assertZValue(final boolean ignoreZValue; double zValue) {
 if (ignoreZValue == false) {


How helpful was this guide?

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?