TTA provides researchers and planners with a method of identifying social and material typologies across geographical units. The technique introduces the use of graph theory in territorial planning and research beyond the study of socialization, infrastructure and mobility networks. TTA does not analyze the relationship between places based on material links, but produce measures of resemblance/dissemblance among spatial units.

            TTA provides insightful empirical measurements on spatial layout and their evolution across time. This method has proven effective in rendering social and material transformations and polarization across local, regional and national levels.