Our Team

"Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
--Vince Lombardi

Roger Merritt - Managing Director

Founder and Managing Director Roger Merritt has worked in the IT Industry since 1978in the Road, Transport, Cadastral and Utility industries.

Roger began developing Cadastral and Utility upgrade technologies in 1978 and holds a PhD in the application of Least Squares Theory to spatial data.

Roger's career has taken him from early PC based application development for the Surveying Profession, through GIS application development in mainly ESRI based technologies, to Client/Server based GIS applications built in Visual Basic.

Roger is now concentrating on the technical development of Cadastral and Utility Upgrade solutions to improve and maintain the absolute and relative position of the Digital Cadastre Layers and the relatively positioned Utility Layers.

Inna Pekar

Inna Pekar has over twenty years experience in quality assurance, test-driven and agile development, test consulting, test management and release management.

Inna has worked with CareFlight, RTA, IBM and Citibank in these roles.

Inna brings to Spatial Tapestry a wide knowledge of the testing and development technologies, planning and estimating skills, extensive experience with the entire software development life-cycle, and a pragmatic approach to delivery.

Inna is managing all aspects of our OptiPlanner suite of applications.

Peter Bayley - GIS Consultant

Peter has worked in the military, oil and gas, telecommunications and government sectors in New Zealand, Australia, England, France, Italy, Spain and Austria. He has many years experience in indirect sales channels throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Peter's career emcompasses systems engineering, support and training, sales, business development, marketing, graphics, computer-based training, design and consulting.

Having worked in traditional IT, office automation, computer aided design (CAD) Peter moved to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Peter is now applying his extensive knowledge of web technology, ORACLE and Open Source programming (MySQL and PostgreSQL) to developing web-based spatial information systems – an extension of GIS to the Internet.

Peter is strong in a technical sales role, grasping user requirements and applying the technology to fulfil them. He presents complex technology in a simple, benefit-oriented way, often using humour into a presentation to get the main points across. While working with Genasys he created much of the company's marketing material.