The Miami Herald's article about sea-rise in South Florida uses an interactive explore map to show sea-level rise projections.
The explore map allows the reader to select a district in South Florida and raise the sea level up to six feet. When you select the number of feet to raise the sea level, the graphic shows which parts of the state would be consumed by the water.
This interactive graphic engages the reader because it puts the problem of sea level rise into perspective. It is helpful for the reader to visualize the effects of the sea level, and it makes the problem more realistic.
In order to do this, the reporter needs to know how to make such a data set on the computer. The reporter also needs to research which parts of the state would be under water, and which parts will not be.
There is also a link to the National Oceanic and Atomspheric Administration map which allows a viewer to see sea level rise in the world, not just the state of Florida. With this map you can read about different areas and see the flood frequency and vulnerability of different places.