I'm a web designer coming from a graphic design background rather than a programming background (unfortunately), and I'm working on a project for a client who has requested a map that shows his general location in "semi-real-time" across the United States. He doesn't want to update the map himself through a phone app or anything, so no GPS is needed or anything like that.
What I need is an embedded map, into which I could enter a schedule (I'd need to be able to update the schedule of course), that would automatically update the map to 'light up' the locations according to what day it was/what's on the schedule for that day. I of course could make the graphics/'sprites' and map (or I could use a template if something like this is already available).
So, what I'm asking is, does anyone know of a program like this that would do the trick? Something like this http://www.zeemaps.com/ is close but I don't think it's exactly what I'm looking for, as I don't think you can get the program to 'light up' certain points according to dates (maybe I'm wrong though).
If there isn't anything like this in existence already, how much might it cost to have one made by a programmer, and who might I look at as far as programmer choices go?