Referenced field must be mapped to geo_point – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” referenced field must be mapped to geo_point ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: search.

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 “referenced field must be mapped to geo_point”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public Set parseContext(ParseContext parseContext; XContentParser parser) throws IOException; ElasticsearchParseException {
 if (fieldName != null) {
 MappedFieldType fieldType = parseContext.mapperService().fieldType(fieldName);
 if (!(fieldType instanceof GeoPointFieldMapper.GeoPointFieldType)) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("referenced field must be mapped to geo_point");
 final Set contexts = new HashSet<>();
 Token token = parser.currentToken();
 if (token == Token.START_ARRAY) {


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