Geo_point field type does not accept > 3 dimensions – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” geo_point field type does not accept > 3 dimensions ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Node.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “[geo_point] field type does not accept > 3 dimensions”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} else if (element == 2) {
 lat = subParser.doubleValue();
 } else if (element == 3) {
 GeoPoint.assertZValue(ignoreZValue; subParser.doubleValue());
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[geo_point] field type does not accept > 3 dimensions");
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("numeric value expected");


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