The International Scientific Committee for Documentation
and Architectural Photogrammetry (CIPA) is a joint committee
set up by the International Council on Monuments
and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International
Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). It ensures
liaison and co-operation between the ICOMOS and the ISPRS.
Its main purposes are:
- to promote recording, documentation and study
of status and changes of cultural objects, monuments, groups
of buildings, including their environment, villages, towns, sites
and cultural landscapes by means of further development of applications
of photography, photogrammetry and related disciplines and techniques.
- to actively pursue programmes which define research needs,
stimulate and support research activity, and increase exchange
and dissemination of relevant information in order to promote
greater understanding in the field.
- to actively pursue international co-operation in that domain.