They mean different things. The first applies if someone wants someone else to measure something. For example A wants B and C to measure rainfall. A issues to B and C an order to take measurements.
You visit a web-page and order a jacket. The person running the business needs to know your measurements (a tailor service might need five or six measurements rather than just a number). They issue an order for measurements to be taken.
(By tweaking the syntax you could make either form fit either scenario. )