Recent functionality for representing US states, European countries and World countries in a grid has been made available for ggplot2 here and there are many other great examples of hand-specified or bespoke grids. The challenge with this is that if you have a less commonly used geography then it might be hard to find a hand-specified or bespoke grid for your area of interest.
What I wanted to do with
geogridis make it easier to generate these grids in ways that might be visually appealing and then assign the original geographies to their gridded counterparts in a way that made sense. Using an input of geospatial polgyons
geogridwill generate either a regular or hexagonal grid, and then assign each of the polygons in your original file to that new grid.
Uses the hungarian algorithm, which I'll be honest I don't understand what it is or how it applies here