I am looking to create boundaries (complete with no spaces between the original features) based on matching attribute values.
While I can MERGE all the records with the same value, it does not provide me with a complete boundary that encompasses the entire area of all the individual polygons and the spaces between them.
I have also tried other tools such as Dissolve, Feature Envelop and Minimum Bounding Geometry.
The problem I have is that I am looking to create a simple polygon (without overlapping any others).
A Screen Shot of the actual data
Considering that there are multiple cases where features of the same attribute value does not sit next to one another, can the above be accomplished?
A Screen Shot of how the boundaries should ideally look