I've been working getting a loader put together to load Tiled's maps.
It should currently work on most maps, minus objects; provided gzip compression is disabled.
Its been a while since any progress has been made, and I would like to get someone to help finish this up, as I originally started this to help with a friend's game.
get it here
Your free to use and/or modify this for whatever you need, just don't expect much progress to be made unless someone else offers to pick it up.