Echoview status bar

The status bar is found at the bottom of the Echoview window. Like the Information toolbar and Details dialog box, the status bar contains information about the area directly beneath the mouse pointer.

An example status bar is shown below:

panel 1
panel 2
panel 3
panel 4
panel 5
panel 6
   

The information that is displayed in the data panels is explained in the table below:

Note: All panels on the status bar will be blank if the mouse is not within an echogram or cruise track window.

Panel

Information displayed

1

On single beam echograms this panel displays the following information:

  • the name of the active line, e.g. Top

  • the mode of the echogram (depth or range), e.g. depth

  • the depth/range at which the ping beneath the mouse pointer and the active line intersect, e.g. 3.00 m

  • the line status at the point where the line intersects with the ping beneath the mouse pointer, e.g. good
  • the change to a setting of a selected operand in a 3 color maximum virtual variable, e.g. Change display properties for operand 1, Operand 1 display color minimum, Operand 1 display color range

On multibeam echograms this panel displays:

  • the number of the beam you are pointing to, and

  • the angle of the beam relative to the central axis of the transducer.
    Note:
    The angle is independent of the transducer's orientation.

On multibeam targets echograms this panel displays the target major axis angle (and minor axis angle when available) for the target beneath the mouse pointer (these angles are measured from the central axis of the transducer).

Note: The angle is independent of the transducer's orientation.

On echograms for ping modes 3, 4 or 5 (H, V or S-mode) this panel displays the important properties that differ according to the mode and where the cursor is pointing.

Ping mode

Description

Display

4

V-mode

Mode: Stop range (m): Bearing angle (°): Beam number: Angle of beam (°) relative to the central axis of Beam 0.

5

S-mode

Mode: Stop range (m): Tilt angle (°): Bearing angle (°): Beam number: Angle of beam(°) relative to the central axis of Beam 0.

3

H-mode

Mode: Stop range (m): Tilt angle (°): Beam number (°): Angle of beam (°) relative to the central axis of Beam 0.

Note: In a North-up display, the Beam angle is reported relative to North.

On Cruise Track windows this panel is blank by default but shows area calculations for rectangular and polygon selections and length calculations for vertical selections/regions. For more information on displaying area calculations, refer to Area of a polygon and Alongtrack length.

On Scenes this panel displays the name of the 3D object beneath the mouse pointer after the last double-click or right-click.

2

While the Message dialog box is closed this panel displays the message icon for the last message sent to the Message dialog box.

Click the panel to open or close the Message dialog box.

3

This panel displays details of an active Echolog application. It contains the name of the machine which is running the Echolog application and the rate of data transfer.

Click the panel to open or close the Live viewing dialog box.

4

This panel displays the name of the data file from which the variable displayed in the echogram or cruise track window was derived, e.g. T140000-EK60.raw.

 

Note: On Cruise Track windows this panel is blank unless the mouse is directly over a GPS fix that is part of the cruise track.
 

5

On echogram windows this panel displays the geographic position of the ping beneath the mouse pointer, e.g. 42o15.564' S 145o 18.751' E.

 

On Cruise Track windows this panel displays the geographic position of the pixel beneath the mouse pointer.

 

Notes:

  • The pixel beneath the mouse pointer may represent one or more data points.

  • The geographic position will be provided as latitude/longitude or eastings/northings depending on the Map Projection selected on the Mapping page of the EV File Properties dialog box.

  • The geographic position represents the following:

    • for echogram windows the position of the GPS antenna at the time the ping was transmitted

    • for cruise track windows the position of the GPS antenna at the time the GPS fix was logged.

      See
      What is affected by transducer geometry for more information.

6

On echogram windows this panel displays the date and time of the ping beneath the mouse pointer, e.g. 24/05/2001 10:08:08.87

 

On Cruise Track windows this panel displays the date and time the GPS fix beneath the mouse pointer was logged. This panel is blank unless the mouse pointer is directly over a GPS fix that is part of the cruise track.

Note: Click this panel to specify the display of pings using date and time units. For more information refer to the Go To feature.

See also

Echoview information toolbar
Details dialog box
Understanding echograms
About echograms