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

* @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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