ABSTRACT: The role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in e-Government seems to be changing into a new e-Government-as-a-whole concept which focuses on the provision of services at the front-end supported by integration, consolidation and innovation in the back-end processes and systems to achieve cost savings and improved service delivery. In Europe the adoption of the INSPIRE Directive emphasises geographic information (GI) and a well functioning spatial data infrastructure (SDI) as fundamental elements in e-Government. Due to the UN especially the Nordic approach to establishing digital infrastructures is an important conceptual way to efficient e-Government. In Denmark the development within the GI-community is characterised by an informal, bottom-up approach with little attention regarding organisational aspects. This paper will refer to a number of cases based on examples from the municipal of Rudersdal illustrating how the collaboration and innovation among different players within the GI-community actually is a determining factor for a successful development of spatial data infrastructures with the potential of enabling connected governance concepts.