Dr Wolfgang Steinborn, a Senior Advisor at European Space Imaging, has been awarded the prestigious golden badge of honor by the German Umbrella Organization for Geo-Information (DDGI). This elite award is highly exclusive – only three people have been decorated with it since the organization was established in 1994, almost 25 years ago. The award recognizes Dr Steinborn’s tireless work for DDGI promoting the field of geo-information in Germany and Europe. Dr Steinborn was a member of the DDGI founding board, and has been a committed representative ever since. He has campaigned throughout Europe, and served in several advisory committees to the German government and the European Commission. The golden badge of honor recognizes that through his efforts, Dr Steinborn has shaped the organization’s achievements in German and European politics and business, and commemorates him for it.