Afghanistan Land Authority, through the Cartography Department, is responsible for the preparation, arrangement and maintenance of small scale maps, the national Atlases, education, agriculture, history and various provincial Atlases, the map of the administrative units of the country to scale (2 /1) and (1/1) million, forest maps, transportation, physical and natural maps of the country using data and artificial satellite.

Work on the scale of topographic maps (scale 50000/1) digitally, the preparation of urban and provincial maps, the preparation of the shepfile format of the internal borders of the country by provincial and districts levels, are the responsibility of the department.