I am using a program that every 4 minutes sends me (via email) a GPS position in a format of a link to Google Maps, like so:

Move to N10.0700+E50.8625
Move to N10.0700+E50.8925
Move to N10.0700+E50.9225

I need to know two things:

  1. Is it possible to make a script that takes the positions and shows them on Google Maps directly (so I don't have to enter the mail and press the link every time)?
  2. Can I make a route that shows me every point I have been? (Lets say I got 10 mails, so I have 10 points—can it been shown as a route from point 1 to 10 and show me all the points in the way?)

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You can create a custom map in Google Maps to accomplish this. You have the option of plotting points or using polygons to display map information.
How to create a custom Google map
Example: Custom Google Map using polygons

Updated response: Perhaps a feed from Google Docs would better suit your needs.
Creating dynamic client-side maps with Google Spreadsheets
Spreadsheet Wizard for map creation

See also: Real Time GPS Tracking html/js (Stackoverflow 2010)
Real time GPS Tracker on JUST HTML / JS and Google Maps to be run on a handphone? Is it possible?

  • this is not what I mean. I want it to add points automatically. every time I get new gps it will show me on the map.
    – user20382
    May 23, 2012 at 12:58
  • Thanks for clarifying. I updated my answer with new links to dynamic map creation options.
    – tinym
    May 23, 2012 at 15:48

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