The process of landscape restoration in highly polluted areas is influenced by complex interactions among different environmental elements; these are interconnected through the comprehensive medium of the landscape structure which is made up of patches, corridors and matrices. In this study, we research the landscape structure of the Garraf landfill using an environmental monitoring model, configured with a unique visual
environmental impact assessment platform. We evaluate a simulation from July 1999 to
July 2014, and conclude that, at 5 m x 5 m resolution from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, and 30 m x 30 m resolution from the Landsat satellite (combining GIS, ENVI, Rhino and Grasshopper software), the model captures the main features of observed complex surface temperature, vegetation variables and explicit hydrology simulation in the landfill site.
The change in the structure of this damaged landscape eco-system during the restoration process is noteworthy; the finer visual representation at different resolutions significantly
improves the efficient and comprehensive assessment of the landfill restoration process.
We conclude that there is great potential for improving the accuracy of the environmental impact assessment in restoration through using high-visualization models, and to develop such studies in the future.