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Maged N. Kamel Boulos

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Maged N. Kamel Boulos is a British health informatician, scientist and Full Professor of Digital Health with Sun Yat-sen University (China), having worked before that at the Alexander Graham Bell Centre of Digital Health, University of the Highlands and Islands, at the University of Plymouth, at the University of Bath and at City University London.[1] Other held affiliations include Universidade de Lisboa (Visiting professor in 2022). 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 phrases 'online consumer geoinformatics services'[2] and 'wikification of GIS by the masses' [3] in 2005, when neogeography and virtual globes were still very new.

Kamel Boulos is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Open Access, MEDLINE-indexed International Journal of Health Geographics,[4] published by BioMed Central since 2002. He is co-chair of WG IV/4: Virtual Globes and Context-Aware Visualisation/Analysis[5] within the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPR)[6] Commission IV Geodatabases and Digital Mapping, 2008–2012.

Early life and education[edit]

Kamel Boulos attended the Jesuit Collège de la Sainte Famille in Cairo and then studied at Ain Shams University. He went on to graduate with a Master of Science (MSc) in Health Informatics from King's College London's GKT School of Medical Education and complete a PhD in Measurement and Information of Medicine and at City, University of London.[7]

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  1. ^ "Maged N. Kamel Boulos". researchgate.net.
  2. ^ "WebCite query result". www.webcitation.org. Archived from the original on 19 June 2008. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  3. ^ Boulos, Maged N. Kamel (21 September 2005). "Web GIS in practice III: creating a simple interactive map of England's Strategic Health Authorities using Google Maps API, Google Earth KML, and MSN Virtual Earth Map Control". International Journal of Health Geographics. 4 (1): 22. doi:10.1186/1476-072X-4-22. PMC 1242244. PMID 16176577.
  4. ^ "International Journal of Health Geographics". International Journal of Health Geographics.
  5. ^ Co-Chair of WG IV/4: Virtual Globes and Context-Aware Visualisation/Analysis
  6. ^ "International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing". www.isprs.org.
  7. ^ "Maged N. Kamel Boulos". OrcID. Retrieved 16 May 2024.

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