Radius is not specified – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Radius is not specified – 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 “radius is not specified” 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: .

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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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