Jacek Malczewski



Contact Information

Office: Room 3422, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85030
Fax: 519 661-3750
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.

Publications & Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Refereed Journals

Zhang H., and Malczewski, J,  (in press). Accuracy and provenance evaluation of the Canadian OpenStreetMap data. Annals of GIS.

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 1-20.

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)

Malczewski J. and M. Jelokhani-Niaraki, 2012, An ontology-based multicriteria spatial decision support system, Geo-spatial Information Science, 15(3): 177-185.

Jelokhani-Niaraki M. and J. Malczewski, 2012, Web 3.0-driven collaborative multicriteria spatial decision support system, Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography article 620, URL: http://cybergeo.revues.org/25514.

Malczewski J., 2011, Local weighted linear combination, Transactions in GIS, 15(4): 439–455.

Boroushaki S. and J. Malczewski, 2011, Using the fuzzy majority approach for GIS-based multicriteria group decision-making, Computers and Geosciences 36(3): 302–312.

Datta D., J. Malczewski, and J. R. Figueira, 2011, Spatial aggregation and compactness of census areas with a multi-objective genetic algorithm: A case study in Canada, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 39(2): 376 – 392.

Malczewski J., 2010, Exploring spatial autocorrelation of life expectancy in Poland with global and local statistics, GeoJournal, 75(1): 79-92.

Boroushaki S. and J. Malczewski, 2010, Measuring consensus for GIS-based collaborative multicriteria decision analysis, Computer, Environment and Urban Systems 34(4): 322-332.

Boroushaki S. and J. Malczewski, 2010, ParticipatoryGIS.com: A WebGIS-based collaborative multicriteria decision analysis, Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 22(1): 23-32.

Meng Y. and J. Malczewski, 2010, Pre-decisional engagement, decision-making outcomes and Web-PPGIS usability: A case study in Canmore, Alberta, International Journal of the Internet and Management, 18(1): 51-60.

Meng Y. and J. Malczewski, 2010, Web-PPGIS usability and public engagement: A case study in Canmore, Alberta, Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 22(1): 55-64.

Meng Y., J. Malczewski and S. Boroushaki, 2010, A GIS-based multicriteria decision analysis approach for mapping accessibility patterns of housing development sites, Journal of Geographic Information System, 3(1): 49-60.

Meng Y. and J. Malczewski, 2009, Usability evaluation for A Web-based public participatory GIS: A case study in Canmore, Alberta, Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography, Article 483, URL: http://www.cybergeo.eu/index22849.html.

Boroushaki S. and J. Malczewski, 2008, Implementing an extension of the Analytical Hierarchy Process using Ordered Weighted Averaging operators with fuzzy quantifiers in ArcGIS, Computers and Geosciences, 34(4): 399-410.

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.

Books Authored

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).

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students Year Title
A. Ahmadi Current Transit Network Design Using Multi-objective Metaheuristic Methods; Case Study of Sanandaj
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
MA Students Year Title
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
MSc Students Year Title
H. Zhang Current 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


GEO 3211 - Spatial Statistics
GEO 3223 - Decision-making with GIS
GEO 9110 - Introduction to GIS