About pings

A ping in Echoview is the representation of the return signal (echo trace) measured after the transmission of a single acoustic pulse. An echogram consists of one or more pings.

Echoview can represent two distinct types of ping:

All pings have a position (in latitude and longitude) and a time. The time is typically read from the data file along with the ping data. The position of a ping depends is determined from the platform configuration. See About ping position for further details.

See also

About echograms
About ping status

About ping position

About ping position status