You can animate maps file like the ones in the box to the right. All you need are your map files in .GIF files and you can upload then to gickr.com. Once uploaded, you get a link and an embeddable file to place where you want.
You can create the same affect with .JPG files. However, that is more like programming rather than uploading the files. Click here for an example with .JPG files.
Kartograph is a simple and lightweight framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service. It has 2 libraries: one creates SVG maps and the other creates maps viewable in the major browsers.