Unsupported shape type – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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

Log Context

Log “unsupported shape type”classname  is GeoJson.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 case ENVELOPE -> {
 verifyNulls(type; geometries; orientation; radius);
 yield coordinates.asRectangle();
 default -> throw new ElasticsearchParseException("unsupported shape type " + type);
 * Checks that all passed parameters except type are null; generates corresponding error messages if they are not


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