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Choropleth geojson fitbounds with wrapping geojson

I’m having an issue with wrapping and geojson.

Here’s an example based on Choropleth map using GeoJSON (

from urllib.request import urlopen
import json
with urlopen('') as response:
        counties = json.load(response)

import pandas as pd
df = pd.read_csv("",
                 dtype={"fips": str})

import as px

df = df[df.fips.str.startswith("01")]

fig = px.choropleth(df, geojson=counties, locations='fips', color='unemp',
                    range_color=(0, 12),
                    labels={'unemp':'unemployment rate'}
fig.update_geos(fitbounds="locations", visible=False)

import dash
import dash_core_components as dcc
import dash_html_components as html

app = dash.Dash()
app.layout = html.Div([

app.run_server(debug=True, use_reloader=False)

From the code you can see I filter down to the Alabama data (FIPS state code 01) and use fitbounds=“locations” to center and zoom on the provided data. And you can see in the picture below that it works great.

Now, let’s try with Alaska (FIPS 02), as in

df = df[df.fips.str.startswith("02")]

Gross! I’ve tried all manner of update_geos with center, projection_rotation, *axis_range, etc. but the fitbounds overrides them all, and without it I have to manually calculate and set everything (assuming I can replicate all the zooming too).

Is there any way to have fitbounds locations understand that a rotation before bounding is better than wrapping? Or, let me provide a center or rotation prior to calculating bounds?

Using the following special case code for Alaska gets me close to what I want. However, I think any geojson shapes that wrap will have this issue.

if alaska:
              lonaxis_range=[20, 380],
        fig.update_geos(fitbounds="locations", visible=False)   

Any advice on a better way to do this so that a special case isn’t required? Or could the fitbounds location code be updated to handle this?