Starting with version 1.1.0 you have the ability to select a region directly on 2D Maps and the 3D Globe.
To access the the region selection tool for 2D Maps mode click on the region selection icon on the Input tab of the 2D Maps Mapping panel. For 3D Globe mode click on the region selection button on the Input tab of the 2D Maps Mapping panel.
The region selection tool window will show up in the plot area, then click and drag on the map to highlight the area on which you would like to zoom in. Once you are done, click on the flashing button; in 2D Maps this will be “Zoom to Region”, and in 3D Globe it will be “Zoom to 2D Map”. The plot will then zoom in to the selected region.