Invalid LinearRing found coordinates are not closed – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when the coordinates provided for a geo_shape in Elasticsearch are not forming a closed loop, which is a requirement for LinearRing. To resolve this issue, ensure that the first and last points of your coordinates are the same, thus forming a closed shape. Also, check that your coordinates have at least four points, as a valid LinearRing must have at least four coordinates.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” invalid LinearRing found (coordinates are not closed) ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “invalid LinearRing found (coordinates are not closed)” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 coordinates.children.get(coordinates.children.size() - 1).coordinate
 ) == false) {
 if (coerce) {
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("invalid LinearRing found (coordinates are not closed)");
 }  @Override


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