Full text: International cooperation and technology transfer

economic use. The Working Group offers a test data set 
free for everybody who wishes to learn the handling and 
contribute to the use of such tools and materials. 
Working Group 5: 
Archaeology and Photogrammetry 
developed a very informative and didactically excellent 
home-page, which is a real show-window of CIPA. 
( http://www.univie.ac.at/luftbildarchiv ) The chairpersons 
are Michael Doneus, Vienna, Austria, and Cliff Ogleby, 
Melbourne, Australia. 
Working Group 6: 
Surveying Methods for Documenatation 
Contacts to FIG are still missing. The Working Group 
offers field proven surveying and documentation techno 
logy, such as for example CART from Canada: 
(http://nickerson.icomos.org/cart/) and checks them for 
possible amendments by combination with photogram- 
metric and other methods. Chair: Steve Nickerson, 
Canada. Deputy chair is W. Boehler, Mainz, Germany. 
Working Group 7: 
is newly formed. Its aims are: better imaging with 
consideration of the special need of conservationists and 
photogrammetrists, better archival quality, better suitability 
for change-detection in time. Special methods are tested 
for applicability as for example the panoramic 
photography, fisheye and shift lenses versus metric 
cameras, video documentation etc. A bridge will be built 
by this Working Group to the imaging industry and to 
photographic societies. Chairman is Gunter Pomaska, 
Working Group 8: 
Cultural Landscapes 
has been started just recently. Chairman is Erwin Heine, 
Austria. As his Deputy has been invited H. Olenderek, 
Warsaw, Poland. UNESCO and ICOMOS have included 
Cultural Landscapes into their scope. CIPA has to follow 
and will offer its technological know how in Aerial Survey, 
Geographic Information Systems, Digital Terrain Mo 
delling and Orthophotography for the survey of Cultural 
Landscapes, National Parks and Historical Gardens and 
Sites. Monitoring from air, change detection in time and 
planning of measures are within the scope of this working 
group. A new bridge between the ICOMOS and ISPRS 
Task Group 1: 
Non Professional Heritage Recording 
offers an internet-based heritage information system 
called APIS which is ready for use in German and English 
language for international input and data exchange. Many 
countries are already teaching amateur photogrammetry 
in the meantime. It is hoped that Task Group 1 furthers 
expedition- and tourist-photogrammetry, which is con 
sidered a valuable contribution for the safeguard of monu 
ments in developing and poorest countries. Another 
initiative concerns the co-operation with the UNESCO- 
schools in all countries: Scholars watch the development 
of the built heritage. About APIS see http://apis.org. 
Chairpersons are Jozef Jachimski, Krakow, Poland, and 
Ulrike Herbig, Vienna, Austria. 
Task Group 2: 
Single Images in Conservation 
The group is readily formed and has an excellent web 
page (http://cipa.uibk.ac.at/tg2_1.html ) on the use of 
single images. This is only the beginning, because Task 
Group 2 has planned a textbook on “Single Images in 
Conservation”, but this has to be written at first. 
For more details see http://cipa.uibk.ac.at. For starting 
contacts to CIPA, please fill in the questionnaire there and 
contact by email the chairperson of the most interesting 
Working Group. Communication among all of the CIPA 
experts via CIPA mailing list is open for registered and 
approved experts, only. 
CIPA has a mission: to bridge the above mentioned 
CIPA has ideas how to do it. 
CIPA is something for all experts, for the experienced 
as well as for the young generation. 
In CIPA, the ICOMOS and ISPRS Working Teams do 
practical research and development, and take care 
for mutual know-how transfer. 
CIPA furthers professionals and professionalism. 
CIPA forwards the most economic methods and the 
optimum synergies for documentation and monitoring 
of the Cultural Heritage. 
CIPA is organised. 
CIPA has a Working Programme and also the experts 
for mutual dialog, consultation and project work. 
CIPA can also be considered simply as a team of 
internationally co-operating friends who wish to bridge the 
gaps existing in its wide working area, to contribute to the 
conservation/preservation of the cultural heritage, and to 
help developing the cultural environment. The mission is 
directed to the far future. Not this generation will profit the 
most from CIPA's activity, but the next ones, the 
generations of heirs of a more and more beautiful cultural 
and natural environment.

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