The main functions of the Survey of Pakistan are:
To survey, print and publish topographical maps of cis-frontier terrain of Pakistan on scale 1:50,000 and derived maps on scales 1:250,000 and 1:1,000,000 for general public use and the defence forces of Pakistan.
To establish and maintain a geodetic network in the entire country.
To delineate and demarcate international borders of Pakistan.
To carry out cantonment surveys and other surveys on any desired scale which government and/semi-government/autonomous bodies demand.
In addition to the above, maps preparation of other derived products like provincial, district, tehsil maps, guide maps street maps and atlases of desired information for national development projects and the general public.