User Account Settings


Users may provide a physical address if they wish.


The organizational affiliation of the account. For instance, a university or company name.

Archive Preference

Files generated by APPS will be archived together for download using this archive format. Current options include:
  • tar

  • zip

Compression Preference

Archives and files available for download from APPS will usually be compressed in the format prefered by the user. Current options include:
  • Unix Compression (Z)

  • GZip (gz)

  • BZip2 (bz2)


This is the email address associated with the account, and also the username for login purposes. All emails sent by APPS to the user account will go to this address.

Email Notify

If enabled, each time APPS processes a submission to completion or an error is encountered the email address associated with the account will be notified.

Keep Source Files

The source data uploaded to APPS counts against the user’s quota. If this setting is enabled the source files of a given submission will not be deleted until the entire submission is deleted and may be retrieved by the user at any time. If not enabled, source files will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed keeping quota usage at a minimum.


An optional name to associate with the account.

No Prompt Processing

APPS will first validate that submissions are processable and that the data is readable and correctly formatted. If no prompt processing is disabled APPS users will have a chance to review that all settings they’ve selected are correct before APPS will process the file. If no prompt processing is enabled APPS will immediately queue the file for processing. It is advisable that lower utilization or accounts used manually leave no prompt processing disabled as this can avoid having to rerun submissions by allowing the user a second look at their selections after APPS has validated their submission. Sometimes APPS issues warnings based on its validation process and this step allows the user to respond to those warnings if they so choose. For high volume, or automated usage it may be desirable to enable this setting so the automation code can skip the step of approving submissions after they have been validated.


Each user is assigned a disk quota in bytes. If the user exceeds this quota they will not be allowed to submit any additional jobs for processing until enough submissions are deleted freeing up space. All files submitted by the user and generated by APPS for that user count towards the user’s quota.


Times will be encoded in the selected timezone in any response sent by the APPS webservice. By default UTC will be used. In the web interface times will likely be displayed in the web browser’s local timezone.


This applies to webservice specific times, such as when data was submitted or processed. Times in GNSS data will be encoded in the given GNSS system’s time standard. i.e. GPS time for gps.