Geo Bounding Box Queryedit

A query allowing to filter hits based on a point location using a bounding box. Assuming the following indexed document:

{
    "pin" : {
        "location" : {
            "lat" : 40.12,
            "lon" : -71.34
        }
    }
}

Then the following simple query can be executed with a geo_bounding_box filter:

{
    "bool" : {
        "must" : {
            "match_all" : {}
        },
        "filter" : {
            "geo_bounding_box" : {
                "pin.location" : {
                    "top_left" : {
                        "lat" : 40.73,
                        "lon" : -74.1
                    },
                    "bottom_right" : {
                        "lat" : 40.01,
                        "lon" : -71.12
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

Query Optionsedit

OptionDescription

_name

Optional name field to identify the filter

ignore_malformed

Set to true to accept geo points with invalid latitude or longitude (default is false).

type

Set to one of indexed or memory to defines whether this filter will be executed in memory or indexed. See Type below for further details Default is memory.

Accepted Formatsedit

In much the same way the geo_point type can accept different representation of the geo point, the filter can accept it as well:

Lat Lon As Propertiesedit
{
    "bool" : {
        "must" : {
            "match_all" : {}
        },
        "filter" : {
            "geo_bounding_box" : {
                "pin.location" : {
                    "top_left" : {
                        "lat" : 40.73,
                        "lon" : -74.1
                    },
                    "bottom_right" : {
                        "lat" : 40.01,
                        "lon" : -71.12
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}
Lat Lon As Arrayedit

Format in [lon, lat], note, the order of lon/lat here in order to conform with GeoJSON.

{
    "bool" : {
        "must" : {
            "match_all" : {}
        },
        "filter" : {
            "geo_bounding_box" : {
                "pin.location" : {
                    "top_left" : [-74.1, 40.73],
                    "bottom_right" : [-71.12, 40.01]
                }
            }
        }
    }
}
Lat Lon As Stringedit

Format in lat,lon.

{
    "bool" : {
        "must" : {
            "match_all" : {}
        },
        "filter" : {
            "geo_bounding_box" : {
                "pin.location" : {
                    "top_left" : "40.73, -74.1",
                    "bottom_right" : "40.01, -71.12"
                }
            }
        }
    }
}
Geohashedit
{
    "bool" : {
        "must" : {
            "match_all" : {}
        },
        "filter" : {
            "geo_bounding_box" : {
                "pin.location" : {
                    "top_left" : "dr5r9ydj2y73",
                    "bottom_right" : "drj7teegpus6"
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

Verticesedit

The vertices of the bounding box can either be set by top_left and bottom_right or by top_right and bottom_left parameters. More over the names topLeft, bottomRight, topRight and bottomLeft are supported. Instead of setting the values pairwise, one can use the simple names top, left, bottom and right to set the values separately.

{
    "bool" : {
        "must" : {
            "match_all" : {}
        },
        "filter" : {
            "geo_bounding_box" : {
                "pin.location" : {
                    "top" : -74.1,
                    "left" : 40.73,
                    "bottom" : -71.12,
                    "right" : 40.01
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

geo_point Typeedit

The filter requires the geo_point type to be set on the relevant field.

Multi Location Per Documentedit

The filter can work with multiple locations / points per document. Once a single location / point matches the filter, the document will be included in the filter

Typeedit

The type of the bounding box execution by default is set to memory, which means in memory checks if the doc falls within the bounding box range. In some cases, an indexed option will perform faster (but note that the geo_point type must have lat and lon indexed in this case). Note, when using the indexed option, multi locations per document field are not supported. Here is an example:

{
    "bool" : {
        "must" : {
            "match_all" : {}
        },
        "filter" : {
            "geo_bounding_box" : {
                "pin.location" : {
                    "top_left" : {
                        "lat" : 40.73,
                        "lon" : -74.1
                    },
                    "bottom_right" : {
                        "lat" : 40.10,
                        "lon" : -71.12
                    }
                },
                "type" : "indexed"
            }
        }
    }
}