Soheil Boroushaki

Associate Professor
(818) 677-4715
Office location:
Sierra Hall, Room 130-K



  • Ph.D., 2010, Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Dissertation: "ParticipatoryGIS: A Web-based Collaborative GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis"
  • M.Sc., 2004, Rural Planning and Development, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
  • M.Sc., 2000, Urban and Regional Planning, Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • B.Sc., 1996, Civil Engineering, Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Courses Taught

  • Geog 150        World Geography
  • Geog 206/L     Introduction to GIS
  • Geog 304/L     Map Reading and Interpretation
  • Geog 305/L     Maps and Graphics
  • Geog 306/L     Intermediate GIS
  • Geog 406/L     Advanced GIS
  • Geog 408E/L  GIS Automation and Customization
  • Geog 408F/L   WebGIS
  • Geog 690C      Digital Cartography: Web Mapping with Bootstrap and Leaflet API
  • Geog 690E      WebGIS
  • Geog 690F      Methods in GIS: GIS Programming with Python     
  • Geog 690G     Applications in GIS: Web-based Mapping and GIS
  • Geog 690G     Applications in GIS: Decision-Making with GIS

Selected Publications

Boroushaki, S. (2017). Entropy-Based Weights for MultiCriteria Spatial Decision-Making. Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. 79, 168-187. 

Boroushaki, S., Kirner, K. and Hayes J., (2017). Implementing a Collaborative Web-based GIS. CSU Geospatial Review.

Malczewski, J., Boroushaki, S. and Meng, Y., (2013). Web-based PPGIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis: a Case Study. Revue Internationale de geomatique. 23(1). 125-144.

Meng, Y., Malczewski, J., and Boroushaki, S., (2011). A GIS-Based Multicriteria Decision Analysis Approach for Mapping Accessibility Patterns of Housing Development Sites: A Case Study in Canmore, Alberta, Journal of Geographic Information System. 3(1). 50-61.

Boroushaki, S., Malczewski, J., (2010). Measuring Consensus for Collaborative Decision-making. A GIS-based approach. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 34(4), 322-332.

Boroushaki, S., Malczewski, J., (2010). Using Fuzzy Majority Approach for GIS-based Multicriteria Group Decision-Making. Computers & Geosciences. 36(3), 302-312.

Boroushaki, S., Malczewski, J., (2010). ParcitipatoryGIS: A WebGIS-based Collaborative Multicriteria Decision Analysis. Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). 22(1), 23-32.

Boroushaki, S., Malczewski, J., (2008). Implementing an Extension of the Analytical Hierarchy Process Using Ordered Weighted Averaging Operators with Fuzzy Quantifiers in ArcGIS. Computers & Geosciences. 34(4), 399-410.

Research and Interests

Web-based mapping and GIS, Participatory Decision-Making, Quantitative methods, multicriteria decision analysis, location theory and analysis, geographic information science, spatial decision support systems.