Logging Geo-Spatial-Data to ELK from Python

Adam Lev-Libfeld

A long distance runner, a software architect, an HPC nerd (order may change).

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Kibana, on paper, offers a beautiful and easy way to inspect your geo data on a dashboard widget out of the box. This is all very well until you try to use that feature from python, only to find out that the Logstash lib automatically maps all of these geo-point type fields to string. Mapping in ES is no child’s play but even solving mapping issues* didn’t completely made the problem go away.

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3 Tips To Not Holding Back Your Geo-Data

Adam Lev-Libfeld

A long distance runner, a software architect, an HPC nerd (order may change).

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It’s been almost a decade that I’m in the HPC (≈cloud≈scalable software) field. During these joyful years, the family of problems which seems to pop back the most are those how are heavily dependent on geographic data as the main input (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

One would expect by now that these kind of problems will be solved by now, but the main source of (relatively) reliable GPS data today, in terms of volume, are smartphones, and these weren’t really here a decade ago.

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3 Tips To Not Holding Back Your Geo-Data