There is significant evidence suggesting that galaxies evolve differently depending on the environment they live in: dense regions of the universe host primarily red ellipticals, while blue spirals occupy the more under-dense regions. These properties are found to be governed by the star formation activity which is heavily influenced by the environment that a galaxy lives in. Despite decades of research, little progress has been made in determining which processes are driving this evolution. We hypothesise that the reason for this is that, until recently, it has not been possible to directly measure the local physical conditions around galaxies. Instead, existing studies have focussed on optical proxies for local environment - from galaxy observations alone - and compared these with observed galaxy properties. However, there has been a revolution in recent years; with large area, precise, and accurate galaxy surveys in addition to CMB and X-ray instruments, it is now possible to directly constrain the local hot gas and dark matter properties. The process can be carried out by employing map-based techniques, previously used exclusively in cosmology on CMB and lensing data. Cross-correlating these direct measures of ICM and halo properties with galaxy properties can effectively constrain the processes of environmental quenching.