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The study area for geographers is so vast that for a student of geography, the knowledge of the earth is acquired through class room teaching, books, journals, maps, internet etc. Theoretical knowledge about the study area can be learned in the class room while the practical aspects could be acquired only in the field through surveys.
Field work can be defined as, the process of observing and collecting data about the natural and manmade environment. Geography is divided into two main branches: physical and human or cultural geography. Field work helps in bringing about a better understanding of the subject for a student of geography. In the case of understanding physical geography, field work becomes inevitable.
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