In popular culture and layman scientific explanations echolocation is often seen as a literal 'auditory version' of the visual sensory modality. Also perhaps given the human visual dominance, many of the technical terms too have visual flavours to them. e.g. Echolocators are thought to generate an 'auditory scene' after every sound emission (Moss & Surlykke 2010 ).
There are obvious differences in that auditory organs (ears/jaw bones/etc) don't automatically encode location - localisation occurs through explicit computation from time-differences and levels (Biosonar, Surlykke et. al. (Ed) 2014) . This is unlike the retina in the eye which already has explicit spatial encoding.
Given the general popular bias in treating echolocation almost like vision - what would you say is the strongest points where the two modalities differ?
PS: this question definitely doesn't have one answer, and perhaps also is not one to be encouraged in this SE? Looking fwd to see what the community decides...