Prace Komisji Krajobrazu Kulturowego, Nr 37 (2017), s. 127-140
The problem of determination of the basic fields during the landscape researches is often an important issue considered in the scientific literature. Artificial fields are easy to define and to compare (geometric fields), for administrative units also the advantage is the availability of data. In spatial research better solution is to use natural units, which include presented in the article basic fields based on catchment basins. Presented studies were conducted for the purposes of evaluation and development opportunities of tourism infrastructure. Dur-ing the studies the physicogeographical mezoregion of Silesian Beskid has been divided into microregions and spatial fields (basic fields). 7 microregions and 68 basic fields have been obtained. Based on the shape of the basin and land cover the typology of the basic fields were made, which is one of the elements of the tourist in-frastructure optimization.