Geometries must be an array of geojson objects – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Geometries must be an array of geojson objects – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “geometries must be an array of geojson objects” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: .

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

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) {


Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 FeatureCollection to geo_shape in Elasticsearch -views 475 

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