Radius is not specified – 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 ” radius is not specified ” 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 “radius is not specified”classname  is GeoJson.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 switch (shapeType) {
 case CIRCLE:
 if (radius == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("radius is not specified");
 verifyNulls(type; geometries; orientation; null);
 Point point = coordinates.asPoint();
 return new Circle(point.getX(); point.getY(); point.getZ(); radius.convert(DistanceUnit.METERS).value);
 case POINT:


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