Tilegrams began life as an idle research question on a slow day, and, five weeks later, was a widely shared open source release. The research question was about a certain type of map—tiled cartograms—which were hardly used in the US until very recently. The open source release was a first-of-its-kind tool that enables journalists and researchers to produce this type of map with statistical accuracy and style. Our internal effort was soon recognized by Simon Rogers of Google News Lab who offered valuable feedback and supported its release.

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