Exception parsing coordinates number of dimensions do not match – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when the number of dimensions specified in the coordinates of a geo-point field in Elasticsearch does not match the expected number. Elasticsearch expects two dimensions (latitude and longitude) for geo-point fields. To resolve this issue, ensure that all geo-point fields have exactly two dimensions. Also, check the data source for any inconsistencies or errors in the geo-point fields. Lastly, validate your data before indexing to prevent such errors.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Exception parsing coordinates: number of dimensions do not match ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “Exception parsing coordinates: number of dimensions do not match” class name is GeoJson.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 List nodes = new ArrayList<>();
 while (token != XContentParser.Token.END_ARRAY) {
 CoordinateNode node = parseCoordinates(parser);
 if (nodes.isEmpty() == false && nodes.get(0).numDimensions() != node.numDimensions()) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Exception parsing coordinates: number of dimensions do not match");
 token = parser.nextToken();


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