Unable to add coordinate to CoordinateBuilder – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to add a coordinate to the CoordinateBuilder, which is used for building geospatial queries. This could be due to incorrect or malformed input data. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the format and validity of your input data. Ensure that the coordinates are in the correct format and within the valid range. If the data is correct, check your Elasticsearch version as there might be a bug in the version you’re using. Upgrading to a newer version might solve the problem.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” unable to add coordinate to CoordinateBuilder: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “unable to add coordinate to CoordinateBuilder:” class name is CoordinatesBuilder.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public CoordinatesBuilder coordinate(Coordinate coordinate) {
 int expectedDims;
 int actualDims;
 if (points.isEmpty() == false
 && (expectedDims = Double.isNaN(points.get(0).z) ? 2 : 3) != (actualDims = Double.isNaN(coordinate.z) ? 2 : 3)) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("unable to add coordinate to CoordinateBuilder: " +
 "coordinate dimensions do not match. Expected [{}] but found [{}]"; expectedDims; actualDims);  } else {