CIPA is one of the oldest International Scientific Committees of ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites), jointly founded in 1968 with ISPRS (International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) to facilitate the transfer of technology from the measurements sciences into the heritage documentation and recording disciplines. CIPA originally stood for Comité International de la Photogrammétrie Architecturale (English: “International Committee of Architectural Photogrammetry”). However, this old but well-known name no longer describes the full scope of CIPA activities, so CIPA Heritage Documentation was established.