5 Themes of Geography: Austin

by Eric To

Location

This photo represents location since it shows the relative location of Austin. Using the map, you can tell that Austin is in the southeastern part of Texas. The closest major city near Austin is San Antonio.


Movement

Austin is the famous live music capital of the world. With that title, it attracts many people as shown in the picture above. Some of these people are from different parts of the world, but they all come to Austin for the music. This is why the City of Austin has so much movement of people, whether its people looking for jobs or people that have come to relax and enjoy the music.


Place

Austin is famous for its natural features, one of the most popular is Barton Springs. Since there is only one Barton Springs, the name brings up where the place is: Austin, Texas.


Region

Texas is in the Southwestern region of the United States. As a result, whenever someone hears the word Texas, they usually (but not always) associate us with cowboys. In the past, Texas has been occupied by cowboys and for some reason, the rest of the world thinks that everyone in Texas is one today.


Human-Enviornment Interaction

Humans have always been changing the environment to their needs, and the evidence is clear in Austin too. For example, we have built the Mansfield Dam for electric power generation, a water resource, flood control, and recreation. Unfortunately, due to drought, Lake Travis has been shrinking so that we need to follow water saving procedures.