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Elasticsearch Essentials by Bharvi Dixit

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Chapter 5. Data Looks Better on Maps: Master Geo-Spatiality

The world is getting smarter day by day and searches based on locations have become an integral part of our daily life. Be it searching for shopping centers, hospitals, restaurants, or any locations, we always look out for information such as distance and other information about the area. Elasticsearch is helpful in combining geo-location data with full-text search, structured search, and also in doing analytics.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing geo-spatial data
  • Geo-location data types
  • Working with geo-point data
  • Geo aggregations
  • Working with geo-shapes

Introducing geo-spatial data

Geo-spatial data is information of any object on the earth and is presented by numeric ...

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