In earlier decades most Australian mapping departments were known by the common name of the Lands and Surveys departments, however marketing and other factors have simplified the names of such departments. The current Tasmanian government department umbrella for the Tasmap operations is the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
The range of products from the authority include:
- Cadastral/Topographic maps in the 1:25000 scale
- Topographic maps in 1:250,000 and 1:100,000
- Digital mapping products
As well as a range of Atlases and maps serving various purposes, it provides a series of national park maps.
- Tasmap: about us - Includes useful section 'Brief History of map making in Tasmania'