Expected geometry type but found – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Expected geometry type but found – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Expected geometry type but found” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: .

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Log Context

Log”Expected geometry type [{}] but found [{}]”classname  is GeoWKTParser.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

final boolean coerce)
  throws IOException; ElasticsearchParseException {
  final GeoShapeType type = GeoShapeType.forName(nextWord(stream));
  if (shapeType != null && shapeType != GeoShapeType.GEOMETRYCOLLECTION) {
  if (type.wktName().equals(shapeType.wktName()) == false) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Expected geometry type [{}] but found [{}]"; shapeType; type);
  switch (type) {
  case POINT:
  return parsePoint(stream; ignoreZValue; coerce);

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 GSON throwing "Expected BEGIN_OBJECT but was BEGIN_ARRAY"? -views 421,128 ,score 296

elasticsearch.exceptions.RequestError: RequestError(400, 'mapper_parsing_exception', 'No handler for type [string] declared on field [texts]') -views   5,644,score 1

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