You are expected to show how a branded commodity adopted globally in terms of time and space.

When and where did this product enter into different global markets? Which countries did not adopt this commodity?


coca cola history

mc donalds history



Show the spatial and temporal adoption of one branded commodity as a choropleth map.

  1. Scan read the history of your commodity - identify years and places
  2. List years and named countries/regions/cities
  3. Divide the list into categories for your choropleth
  4. Colour the country/region according to your categories
  5. Label the map with the year and any extra information
  6. Identify countries that did not adopt your commodity.

Exam question

Analyse the spatial and temporal pattern of adoption of one or more branded commodities. [10 marks]