Jacek Malczewski


Jacek Malczewski

Contact Information

Office: Room 2427, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 850303
E-mail: jmalczew@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Quantitative methods, location analysis, GIS

Research Interests

Quantitative methods, multicriteria decision analysis, location theory and analysis, geographic information science, spatial decision support systems.


GEO 3211 – Spatial Statistics

GEO 323 – Decision-making with GIS

GEO 9110 – Introduction to GIS

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students

  • S. Vakhshoori (Current) GIS, multi-criteria decision analysis, land use susceptibility evaluation and natural hazards
  • H. Hosseini (2017) Integrating geosimulation and multicriteria decision analysis for modeling urban growth: A case study of Teheran, Iran
  • M. Jelokhani Niaraki (2014) Web 2.0-based Collaborative Multicriteria Spatial Decision Support System: A Case Study of Human-Computer Interaction Patterns
  • S. Boroushaki (2010) Participatory GIS: A Web-based Collaborative GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis
  • Y. Meng (2010) Web-based Public Participatory GIS for Multicriteria Site Selection Analysis: A Case Study in Canmore, Alberta
  • M. Jackson (2000) Spatial analysis of educational resources: An application of data envelopment analysis
  • J. Kovacs (2000) Multiple approaches for assessing mangrove use and mangrove change following anthropogenic and natural disturbances: A case study of the Mexican Pacific

Masters Students


  • L. Hussey (2014) Analytic Network Process (ANP) for Housing Quality Evaluation: A Case Study in Ghana
  • C. Hewitt (2011) The Relationship between Proximity to the O-Train Stations and Property Values in the City of Ottawa
  • M. Healy (2006) Data linkages and errors in an application of crime data
  • A. Schreyer (2004) Combining AHP and OWA for light manufacturing site selection
  • C. Asplia (2000) Weighted linear combination and ideal point multi-criteria decision in a GIS environment: A case study of identifying suitable sites for a railroad yard
  • S. Kates (1997) Retail site selection using GIS and MCDM: A case study of the Toronto retail jewerllery industry


  • H. Zhang (2017) Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)
  • X. Liu (2013) GIS-based Local Ordered Weighted Averaging: A Case Study in London, Ontario
  • X. Qin (2013) Local Ideal Point Method for GIS-based Multicriteria Analysis: A Case Study in London, Ontario


Refereed Journals

Malczewski J. and P. Jankowski, 2019, Emerging trends and research frontiers in spatial multicriteria analysis, International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

Zhang H., and Malczewski, J, 2018. Accuracy and provenance evaluation of the Canadian OpenStreetMap data. Internationl Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research.

Hussey L. K. and Malczewski, J, 2016, Housing quality evaluation using Analytic Network Process: A case study in the Ashanti Region, Ghana. African Geographical Review .

Jelokhani-Niaraki M. and Malczewski, J, 2015, Decision complexity and consensus in Web based decision making: A case study of site selection problem using GIS and multicriteria analysis, Cities. 45(1): 60–70.

Meng Y. and Malczewski, J, 2015, GIS and multicriteria analysis approach for evaluating accessibility to public parks in Calgary, Alberta. Human Geographies. 9(1): 30–41.

Malczewski J. and X. Liu, 2014, Local ordered weighted averaging in GIS-based multicriteria analysis, Annals of GIS, 20(2): 117 – 129.

Jelokhani-Niaraki M. and J. Malczewski, 2014, The decision task complexity and information acquisition strategies in GIS-MCDA, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28(12): 2215 – 2238.

Jelokhani-Niaraki M. and J. Malczewski, 2014, A multicriteria spatial decision support system for site selection problem: A case study, Land Use Policy, 42: 492-508.

Malczewski J., S. Boroushaki, and Y. Meng, 2013, Web–based PPGIS and multicriteria decision analysis: A case study, Revue Internationale de Géomatique 23(1): 125-144.

Walters D. F., R. Smolikova-Wachowiak, M. Wachowiak, D. Shrubsole, and J. Malczewski, 2013, Ontario’s nutrient calculator: Overview and focus on sensitivity analysis, Journal of Agricultural Science 5(11)

Chapters in Books

Malczewski J., 2016, Multicriteria Analysis. In: B. Huang and T.J. Cova (Editors) Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems. pp. 197–217. Oxford: Elsevier.

Zhang H. and J. Malczewski., 2016, Quality of Volunteered Geographic Information using OpenStreetMap: A case study in London, Ontario, In: C. Campelo, M. Bertolotto, and P.  Corcoran, (Eds.) Geographic Information and the Future of Geospatial Data, Hershey, PA.: IGI Global.

Malczewski J., 2010, Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis and Geographic Information Systems. In: J. Figueira, S. Greco and M. Ehrgott (Editors) Trends in Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis, New York: Springer, pp. 369-395.

Malczewski J., 2010, Spatial Decision Support Systems. In: B. Warf (Editor-in-Chief) Encyclopedia of Geography, New York: SAGE.

Malczewski J., 2010, Suitability Analysis. In: B. Warf (Editor-in-Chief) Encyclopedia of Geography, New York: SAGE.

Malczewski J., 2009, Central Place Theory. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 1, pp. 26-30. Oxford: Elsevier.

Authored Books

Malczewski J. and J. Jarosewicz., 2017, Fundaments of Spatial Multicriteria Analysis. Warsaw:   PW Scientific Publisher. In Polish, pp. 311.

Malczewski J. and C. Rinner., 2015, Multicriteria Decision Analysis in Geographic Information Science. New York: Springer (Springer Series: Advances in Geographic Information Science).

Dubois G., J. Malczewski and M. De Cort (eds.), 2003, Mapping Radioactivity in the Environment: Spatial Interpolation Comparison, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, pp. 268.

Malczewski J., 1999, GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis, New York: Wiley and Sons. pp. 392.