Field name found an unsupported shape LinearRing – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.12-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters a shape type that it doesn’t support, in this case, a LinearRing. Elasticsearch supports various shapes for geospatial data, but LinearRing is not one of them. To resolve this issue, you can convert the LinearRing to a supported shape type like Polygon or MultiPolygon. Alternatively, you can simplify the shape data if the detail level of LinearRing is not necessary. Lastly, you can update your Elasticsearch version if the support for LinearRing was added in a newer version.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Field [” + name + “] found an unsupported shape LinearRing ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “Field [” + name + “] found an unsupported shape LinearRing” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return null;
 }  @Override
 public Void visit(LinearRing ring) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "Field [" + name + "] found an unsupported shape LinearRing");
 }  @Override
 public Void visit(MultiLine multiLine) {
 if (multiLine.isEmpty() == false) {


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