Geometries must be an array of geojson objects – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch expects an array of GeoJSON objects for geospatial data, but the provided input does not meet this requirement. To resolve this issue, ensure that the ‘geometries’ field contains an array of valid GeoJSON objects. Check your data input for any inconsistencies or formatting errors. Also, ensure that the mapping of your index is correctly set to handle GeoJSON objects. If the error persists, consider reindexing your data with the correct GeoJSON format.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” geometries must be an array of geojson objects ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “geometries must be an array of geojson objects” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 * @return Geometry[] geometries of the GeometryCollection
 * @throws IOException Thrown if an error occurs while reading from the XContentParser
 static GeometryCollectionBuilder parseGeometries(XContentParser parser; AbstractShapeGeometryFieldMapper mapper) throws IOException {
 if (parser.currentToken() != XContentParser.Token.START_ARRAY) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("geometries must be an array of geojson objects");
 }  XContentParser.Token token = parser.nextToken();
 GeometryCollectionBuilder geometryCollection = new GeometryCollectionBuilder();
 while (token != XContentParser.Token.END_ARRAY) {


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