Hey, I'm basically trying to cut the map in half so that only the eastern half of the U.S. will show. I tried zooming but it doesn't fit correctly...I'm assuming I'll need to enter a lattitide/longitude coordinate in somewhere so that the right side of the map will show from the selected coordinate and everything to the left side is deleted.
You could create a dimension in the data source to separate out locations by "East" or "West" (simply add a column and identify each location as either east or west), then filter for "East". It'll effectively do the same thing I did, zooming into the unfiltered data, but it may work for your purposes.
Otherwise, it may be beyond my skill set at the moment. Some folks can do amazing things with maps, so there may be other clever approaches I am not aware of.
Here's an example on Public--the underlying data (Lat and Long in the dataset--not the generated values) are limited to the east coast, so only that area of the map is used in the view:
Do you want everything east of the centroid of the lower 48, or are you including Hawaii & Alaska?
I guess my question is how are you defining East and West?
Are you looking for an arbitrary line drawn through the exact center of the lower 48?
Sorry if this sounds pedantic.