I have some really basic newbie questions. I have following data with me:
ESRI Shape files (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj, .sbn and .sbx)
GPS coordinates (~400k) of some cars (~50) tracked for a week (csv file with lat, longs and timestamps)
End Goal :
1) First, I want to overlay this data on some web-based system (like google maps), so that I can embed it in my website (I have the flexibility of running a server if a solution requires that).
2) On top of this layer, I want to overlay the gps coordinates based route for each of the cars. The end user should be able to select some of the cars and the routes for only those cars should be visible.
3) Finally, I should be able to simulate the routes, something similar to this http://hobbycoders.com/demos/gpssimulation/
Problem : If someone can direct me to the right set of tools/technologies that I should use to implement this. As of now I am just hopping from one technology to another without knowing what I should choose. The shapefiles are for some hypothetical place in the middle of pacific ocean.