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Maged N. Kamel Boulos
is a British health informatician
.Health informatics is a discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care...
and scientist currently based at the University of Plymouth
Plymouth University is the largest university in the South West of England, with over 30,000 students and is 9th largest in the United Kingdom by total number of students . It has almost 3,000 staff...
, having worked before that at the University of Bath
The University of Bath is a campus university located in Bath, United Kingdom. It received its Royal Charter in 1966....
and at City University London. He is particularly known for his research into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications in health and healthcare, which received wide news media coverage. He is credited with coining the phrase-terms 'online consumer geoinformatics services' and 'wikification of GIS by the masses' back in 2005 
, when neogeography
Neogeography literally means "new geography" , and is commonly applied to the usage of geographical techniques and tools used for personal and community activities or for utilization by a non-expert group of users...
and virtual globes were still very new.
Kamel Boulos is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Open Access, MEDLINE
MEDLINE is a bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical information. It includes bibliographic information for articles from academic journals covering medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health care...
-indexed International Journal of Health Geographics
, published by BioMed Central
BioMed Central is a UK-based, for-profit scientific publisher specialising in open access journal publication. BMC, and its sister companies Chemistry Central and PhysMath Central, publish over 200 scientific journals. Most BMC journals are now published only online. BMC describes itself as the...
since 2002. He is Co-Chair of WG IV/4: Virtual Globes and Context-Aware Visualisation/Analysis
, within the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing--ISPRS
Commission IV Geodatabases and Digital Mapping, 2008-2012.
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