Welcome to the Arizona Giant Floor Map Page


AzGA has several large floor maps (17 x 21 feet) that we are lending at no charge to educators. Please note that you must be trained and certified before you can borrow and take responsibility for the map and the auxiliary materials.

Please return to the Home page and look under Upcoming events (lower right hand corner of the screen) for information about workshops at which you can be certified to borrow one of the Giant Floor Maps.

The map title is:

While grade levels are suggested, these maps are useful for all grade levels.


Borrowing the Map

Please review the frequently asked questions , the booking availability calendar, and fill out a borrower request form to confirm a scheduled rental.
Indicate your name, the school/group borrowing the map, contact and location information, and preferred dates on the form. Please allow at least two weeks from the date you fill out your request to the date of your reservation for planning purposes. When you receive the trunk and map, you will need to inventory the trunk.



AzGA does not have the resources to pay for shipping the map trunk. Please make arrangements to pick up and return the map to ASU in Tempe if you wish to use the map for no cost. If arrangements cannot be worked out, the cost of shipping the map to and from AzGA to your site will be your responsibility.

Rules of Use

Socks are to be used at all times on the map. No shoes, no bare feet.  This is to preserve and protect the map surface.

When borrowing the map, you agree to complete an online survey for AzGA. We need your data in order to secure future funding to support teachers with maps and materials.

It is important that you return the map when agreed so that the next teacher can receive the map on schedule.  Pick up/drop off times for the map and its accessories are Monday through Friday,  8:00 am to 4:30 pm at ASU Coor Building, 5th Floor, Room 5677, 976 Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281.  AzGA office phone: 480-965-5361.  If no answer, call Main Office (Geography) phone: 480-965-7533 for help in picking up or dropping off map.

How Do I Get Certified to Borrow the Map?

AzGA will offer 2-hour workshops during the year to train those who wish to borrow the map. Please refer to Upcoming Events at http://geoalliance.asu.edu


What Kinds of Activities Can Be Done with the Giant Map?

Various activities have been created by National Geographic and Arizona educators. To see these giant map activities, go to Giant Map Activities


Want to see where the maps have been?  

Go to this Storymap http://arcg.is/2mBhXpg to see where we've trained teachers, and teachers have taken the map for their students to experience.


Other Important Information

Arizona Giant Floor Map Inventory Sheet for NGS map

Arizona Landscapes Inventory Sheet


Photo Release Form (English / Spanish)

Borrower Agreement

Borrower Agreement for Tucson pick up

Instructions for returning the Map and trunk


Survey Link to AzGA Survey