Dear Manuel,

technically, the result of st_intersection(x, y), where both x and y are POLYGONs, can be POINT, LINESTRING, POLGYON and GEOMETRY as well. The result is GEOMETRY if the type of the different features is not the same (e.g. POLYGON+POINT).
You can subset the result in this way:
g_25000_c_polygons_only <- g_25000_c[st_is(x = g_25000_c, type = "POLYGON")]

Ákos Bede-Fazekas
Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary

2023.02.10. 18:32 keltezéssel, Manuel Spínola írta:
Dear list members,

I am trying to "crop" a polygon (grid) with a polygon, but the result is an
sf object Geometry type: GEOMETRY, instead of an sf object Geometry type:

How can I obtain an sf POLYGON?

nc = st_read(system.file("shape/nc.shp", package="sf"))

nc <- st_transform(nc, 3857)

g_50000 <- st_make_grid(nc, cellsize = 50000) |> st_as_sf()

g_50000 <- g_50000[nc, ]

g_50000_d <- st_union(g_50000)

g_25000 = st_make_grid(g_50000_d, cellsize = 25000) |> st_as_sf()

g_25000 # Geometry type: POLYGON

g_25000_c <- st_intersection(g_25000, g_50000_d)

g_25000_c # Geometry type: GEOMETRY

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