Fieldwork has enjoyed a long standing tradition within geography teaching and research. If one were to identify the very basic elements of the discipline, they would include physical geography, human/environment interaction, spatial studies, regional studies, and fieldwork (Pattison, 1964). Those topics largely identify the field of geography as it emerged to become a fully recognized scientific discipline during the 1950s and 60s. Since that period, the discipline has moved forward to embrace ever more sophisticated applications of data collection and analysis, ranging from remote sensing to geographic information systems (GIS). However, the roots for much of the data collection and analysis progress made in the latter half of the 20th century were firmly attached to the traditions of fieldwork and field study that typified the discipline and its students at both the school level and the university.