Troubleshoot Mapsedit

Use the information in this section to inspect Elasticsearch requests and find solutions to common problems.

Inspect Elasticsearch requestsedit

Maps uses the Elasticsearch vector tile search API and the Elasticsearch search API to get documents and aggregation results from Elasticsearch. Use Vector tiles inspector to view Elasticsearch vector tile search API requests. Use Requests inspector to view Elasticsearch search API requests.

vector tile inspector
requests inspector

Solutions to common problemsedit

Data view not listed when adding layeredit

  • Verify your geospatial data is correctly mapped as geo_point or geo_shape.

    • Run GET myIndexName/_field_caps?fields=myGeoFieldName in Console, replacing myIndexName and myGeoFieldName with your index and geospatial field name.
    • Ensure response specifies type as geo_point or geo_shape.
  • Verify your geospatial data is correctly mapped in your data view.

    • Open your data view in Stack Management.
    • Ensure your geospatial field type is geo_point or geo_shape.
    • Ensure your geospatial field is searchable and aggregatable.
    • If your geospatial field type does not match your Elasticsearch mapping, click the Refresh button to refresh the field list from Elasticsearch.
  • Data views with thousands of fields can exceed the default maximum payload size. Increase server.maxPayload for large data views.

Features are not displayededit

  • Use Inspector to view Elasticsearch responses. Ensure the response is not empty.
  • Ensure geometry uses the correct latitude and longitude ordering.

    • Geo-points expressed as strings are ordered as "latitude,longitude". Geo-points expressed as arrays are ordered as the reverse: [longitude, latitude].
    • Geo-shapes expressed as geojson provide coordinates as [longitude, latitude].
  • Ensure fill color and border color are distinguishable from map tiles. It’s hard to see white features on a white background.

Elastic Maps Service basemaps are not displayededit

Maps uses tile and vector data from Elastic Maps Service by default. See Connect to Elastic Maps Service for more info.

Custom tiles are not displayededit

  • When using a custom tile service, ensure your tile server has configured Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) so tile requests from your Kibana domain have permission to access your tile server domain.
  • Ensure custom vector and tile services have the required coordinate system. Vector data must use EPSG:4326 and tiles must use EPSG:3857.