Google Maps is a web of linked XML documents

Lots of people have been noticing cool things about Google Maps: large and readable maps, image dragging, dynamic updating, integration with local search, clean URLs for bookmarking, local XSLT processing, transparent PNGs. Then, today, somebody1 this article pointed out something that just knocked my socks off. You can append "output=xml" to any Google Maps URL and receive raw XML. Here's a trivial use of that feature:

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