So I jumped on the bandwagon of Google map hacking. You can see the results below. I was truly impressed out how easy it was to get it working. The best part about the whole experience was the use of XSLT to control the presentation of the data. The other awesome thing about Google Maps hacks is that the utility programs are written in Python enabling easy modification.

The more and more I use Python, the more I realize that it is entirely different than any other language that I have learned. It’s really more like a tool to accomplish tasks then a heavy duty programming language. However it still has all the abilities that heavy duty languages do. Additionally, it’s support for XML and XML related technologies is superb which makes it easy to manipulate web data.

I find that I write more many more short programs in Python that in any other language. Period. That is why I am Python convert.

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