Field fieldName is not a geo point field – 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 you try to perform a geo-point operation on a field that is not mapped as a geo_point type in Elasticsearch. To resolve this, you can either reindex your data with the correct mapping or use a script to convert the field into a geo_point type. Also, ensure that the field contains valid latitude and longitude values.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” field [” + fieldName + “] is not a geo_point field ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “field [” + fieldName + “] is not a geo_point field” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "failed to find geo_point field [" + fieldName + "]");
 if ((fieldType instanceof GeoPointFieldType) == false) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "field [" + fieldName + "] is not a geo_point field");
 }  List shell = new ArrayList<>(;
 for (GeoPoint geoPoint : {
 shell.add(new GeoPoint(geoPoint));


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