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Sign up for an account, login and create a new map. You'll be given a link to the map view and a map key. (what's this?) A private identifer that allows you to update the map. Do not tell anybody else the map key unless you want them to be able to update your map.
In addition to the map key, each map has a map id. The map id allows others to view your map, e.g. http://smstravelmap.com/map/hfapdiscg.
A location update is sent as an SMS (either with the Android app or manually), for example:
tlufqkpbx 51.45404,-2.48270 Visiting SMS Travel Map headquarters
Having received the message, the system locates your map by looking up the map key at the start of the message (tlufqkpbx in this example), and then a new location is added to the map, with the given latitude, longitude, and status message.
Now that you're able to update your map, you'll want to share it with others. You can send anyone a link to your map (for example, http://smstravelmap.com/map/hfapdiscg) and they can look at any time to see your route and your status messages.