Exception parsing coordinates – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while parsing geographical coordinates. This could be due to incorrect formatting, missing values, or non-numeric characters in the coordinates. To resolve this, ensure that the coordinates are in the correct format (latitude, longitude) and are numeric. Also, check if there are any missing values or extra characters that could be causing the parsing error. If the data is coming from an external source, validate it before indexing to Elasticsearch.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Exception parsing coordinates: ” 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:” class name is GeoJsonParser.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else if (ShapeParser.FIELD_COORDINATES.match(fieldName; subParser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 CoordinateNode tempNode = parseCoordinates(subParser; ignoreZValue);
 if (coordinateNode != null && tempNode.numDimensions() != coordinateNode.numDimensions()) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Exception parsing coordinates: " +
 "number of dimensions do not match");
 coordinateNode = tempNode;
 } else if (ShapeParser.FIELD_GEOMETRIES.match(fieldName; subParser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 if (shapeType == null) {


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