The main task of the general and regional geological mapping of the territory of the Russian Federation is to compile maps at 1:1,500,000 scale and smaller, as well as atlases summarizing geological information on the geological structure and metallogeny of large territories. Within the frames of general and regional geological mapping, issues of interregional and global geological structures and comparisons are solved. The solution to all tasks is based on the analysis and generalization of available materials on state geological mapping at 1 : 1 000 000 and 1 : 200 000 scale and metallogeny of the studied area; field studies are carried out if necessary. The result of these activities, in addition to geological and general maps of geological content and geological atlases, are prospective metallogenical atlases, geological-geophysical and other profiles, their digital and electronic models. All VSEGEI divisions perform works on general and regional geological mapping.
The materials of the general and regional geological mapping of the Russian Federation, obtained as a result of works under the State contracts and the implementation of International cooperation projects, are represented by maps of the Russian Federation at 1 : 2 500 000 - 10 000 000 scale, as well as geological and cartographic materials at 1 : 2,500,000 - 1 : 5,000,000 scale across Europe, Northern, Central, Eastern Asia, and the Arctic.