The Geological Survey of NSW publishes hard copy geological maps at several scales. The standard series maps are published at 1:250 000 and 1:100 000 scale, with the latter scale dominating current and future map products. Some 1:50 000 and 1:25 000 maps cover the Broken Hill and coalfields areas. More regional maps are printed at scales of 1:500 000 or more.
There is a near complete coverage of the state at 1:250 000. Modern maps have good detail and comprehensive depictions of geology. However, sheets published prior to 1980 may lack the detail present in later maps. In addition to standard geological maps, the department has prepared a series of metallogenic maps depicting mineral occurrences and geology
Most hard copy maps are produced as a print run: however, high quality on-demand prints can be provided for early or provisional versions, out-of-print issues, or maps not scheduled for printing.
Digital map data are now compiled with other geological data into CD packages.