Soheil Boroushaki

(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 408D/L  Spatial SQL
  • Geog 408E/L  GIS Automation and Customization
  • Geog 408F/L   WebGIS
  • Geog 490        Senior Project
  • 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
  • Geog 690J       Fundamentals of GIS

Selected Publications

Boroushaki, S., (2023) A Web-Based Multicriteria Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) for Water Division Strategies. CSU Geospatial Review.

Boroushaki, S., Rezaei, N., (2023) Examining Spatial Accessibility to Primary Healthcare Facilities in Los Angeles County. CSU Geospatial Review.

Boroushaki, S., (2022) Weighted OWA Operators in Spatial MultiCriteria Decision-Making. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Yearbook.

Boroushaki, S. (2017). Entropy-Based Weights for MultiCriteria Spatial Decision-MakingYearbook 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.