Make little tick marks for each measurement; you can go back later and draw them in more detail so that your finished drawing is clear and readable.
Include setback lines (internal boundaries on your property that determine where you can and can't put certain kinds of improvements, such as overhead structures that aren't allowed to be right next to a property line), easements, overhead and underground utilities, and any other critical elements. Show the tops and toes (a fancy word for bottoms) of any slopes. Mark drainage patterns with arrows pointing to the downhill flow of water.
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