I've got a variety of GIS data from Albemarle County in ShapeFile and DWG format. I'm looking to get the topographic layers and property boundaries together with my existing site survey created by a local surveyor.
What's the best practice for doing this? Is it "just XREF it all into one master file" and scale/move around or is there a better way to make this data normalized? I'm in one of the corners of the grid squares that the county has created, so I'd probably need to have 4 of them combined.
Edit: I have AutoCAD 2013. I have very little true GIS experience, but I have friends who have offered to help with QGIS.